Meatballs - Serves 10
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
2 large eggs
2 pounds ground beef chuck
1/2 large bunch parsley, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 jar Patter Fam Marinara Sauce
Mozzarella for topping
Basil or parsley for garnish
10 Hoagie Buns
Make the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Mix the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, parmesan, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes together in a large bowl until evenly incorporated.
Dampen your hands and shape the meat mixture into golf ball size balls. Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake until browned and firm, 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and add to the sauce, spooning some of the sauce on top. Continue cooking, occasionally spooning the sauce over the meatballs, until tender and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Spoon 3-5 meatballs into each hoagie bun. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and chopped basil or parsley.