Tex-Mex Hoagies

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These hoagie sandwiches are spicy and filling; just perfect to serve before a football game.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 hoagie buns, split
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen cooked mini meatballs
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce with garlic and peppers
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Scoop some of the bread from the bottoms and tops of buns; leave a 1" thick shell. Freeze excess bread for another use.
  • In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, jalapeños, and bell peppers; cook and stir for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in meatballs, tomato sauce, and salsa. Bring to a simmer; simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until meatballs are hot and sauce is blended.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spoon meatball mixture into bottoms of hoagie buns; top with cheeses and tops of buns. Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until buns are toasted.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 hoagie buns, split
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen cooked mini meatballs
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce with garlic and peppers
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Scoop some of the bread from the bottoms and tops of buns; leave a 1" thick shell. Freeze excess bread for another use.
  • In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, jalapeños, and bell peppers; cook and stir for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in meatballs, tomato sauce, and salsa. Bring to a simmer; simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until meatballs are hot and sauce is blended.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spoon meatball mixture into bottoms of hoagie buns; top with cheeses and tops of buns. Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until buns are toasted.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories500
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium1090mg
Total Carbohydrate46g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars9g
Protein25g