Prep Time: 1½ Hours
Yields: 4 Servings

These tasty meatballs are great on a po'boy or in your favorite gravy. If using in gravy or sauce, drop in meatballs uncooked and let simmer 30 minutes.

1 pound ground chuck
1 pound ground pork
½ cup minced onions
½ cup minced celery
¼ cup sliced green onions
¼ cup minced green bell peppers
¼ cup minced red bell peppers
¼ cup minced garlic
¼ cup chopped parsley
2 eggs
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbsps chopped basil
salt and cracked black pepper to taste
¼ cup olive oil
4 cups tomato sauce (prepared spaghetti sauce works well)
4 loaves French bread

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground meats, onions, celery, green onions, bell peppers, garlic and parsley. Using your hands, mix ingredients until well blended. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, basil, salt and pepper. Form mixture into small boulettes. In a large Dutch oven or skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook boulettes, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain well on paper towels. Pour tomato sauce in Dutch oven and heat. Add boulettes to sauce and cook 15 minutes, stirring often until thoroughly heated. Slice French bread in half and spoon boulette mixture evenly into sandwich. You may want to top with slices of provolone or your favorite cheese.


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