Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8 Servings
â€¢2 eggs, lightly beaten
â€¢1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
â€¢1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
â€¢1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
â€¢1 envelope spaghetti sauce mix, divided
â€¢1/2 teaspoon salt
â€¢1-1/2 pounds ground beef
â€¢1/2 pound ground pork
â€¢1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
â€¢1/2 cup water
â€¢1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
â€¢In a bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, 2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce mix and salt. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 20-24 meatballs.
â€¢ In a large skillet, cook meatballs until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, water and remaining spaghetti sauce mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
â€¢ Meanwhile, warm the bread. Cut a thin slice off the top; hollow out bottom of loaf, leaving a 3/8-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Spoon meatballs and sauce into bread shell; replace top. Slice, serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.