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Meatball Heroes
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Meatball Heroes
Seasoned ground beef layered in a French bread roll with red peppers, olives and melted cheeses.
Yield: 24 servings
1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt and garlic, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

2. Divide into 72 portions; form into meatballs. Place on sheet pan in a 375°F conventional oven or 325°F convection oven.

Bake 20 minutes in conventional oven, or 15 minutes on convection oven until meatballs are cooked through.

3. Cut mozzarella cheese into diagonal half slices. Place 2 slices on bottom half of each roll; top with 3 meatballs. Top meatballs with 1 tablespoon red pepper strips and 1/4 cup shredded provolone.

Sprinkle on sliced olives. Melt cheese in oven or under broiler. Serve warm.
85% Lean Ground Beef (IMPS/NAMP 136)9 pounds
Bread crumbs, fresh3 cups
Eggs, beaten6
Italian seasoning2 tablespoons
Salt1 tablespoon
Garlic cloves, crushed6
Mozzarella cheese (1-ounce slices)1 1/2 pounds
French bread rolls (6 inches long)24
Roasted red pepper, cut into strips1 1/2 cups
Provolone, shredded6 cups
Ripe olives, sliced1 1/2 cups

Nutrition information per serving: 727 calories; 38 g fat(17 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 198 mg cholesterol; 1155 mg sodium; 38 g carbohydrate; 2.6 g fiber; 56 g protein; 14.7 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 3.9 mg vitamin B12; 6.1 mg iron; 36.7 mg selenium; 9.4 mg zinc; 148.7 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of fiber
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