Meatball Boats

Meatball Boats
  1. Ingredients

    1 pound ground beef
    ¼ cup shredded parmesan
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/3 cup breadcrumbs
    1 large egg
    2 cups marinara sauce
    12 asiago cheese slices
    2 minced garlic cloves
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    8 small hoagie rolls
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
    Combine the beef, breadcrumbs, garlic, egg, parsley, garlic and parmesan in a bowl using your hands.
    Grind in some salt and black pepper and mix again.
    Make 24 small meatballs with the meat mixture, rolling them into balls with your hands.
    Heat the oil in a skillet.
    Cook the meatballs in batches for 5 minutes or until seared all over.
    Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    Arrange the meatballs on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
    Bake for 12 minutes.
    Take them out of the oven and set to one side.
    Meanwhile you can cut an oval shape from the top of each roll, leaving about ½-inch on the sides and ends.
    Use a knife to hollow out the rolls, taking care not to cut all the way through.
    Arrange the rolls on a greased baking dish.
    Add a slice of asiago cheese into the hollowed out part.
    Bake for 8 minutes.
    Add 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce to each one.
    Add 3 meatballs on top of that.
    Add the rest of the marinara on top of them.
    Finally sprinkled shredded cheese on top and bake for 6 to 8 more minutes.
    Serve still warm from the oven