- 1 pkg. Pasta Partners Marinara Wine Sauce Mix
- 1 pkg. Pasta Partners Meatball Mix
- 1 1/2lb. Ground Chuck
- 2oz. Sausage (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1 (12oz) can Tomato Paste
- 1 (14.5oz) can Diced Tomatoes
- 2 C. Water
- 2 C. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 6 Hot Dog Buns
Pour 2 cups water in pan. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes and Marinara Wine Sauce packet. Stir until well blended and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix thoroughly Ground Chuck, Sausage, Egg, 1/3 cup water and Meatball Mix. Spoon thin layer of Marinara Wine Sauce across the bottom of a 9″x13″ pan. Roll mixture into meatballs 1” or 2” in size. Place meatballs in pan, cover each meatball with sauce. Cover with foil, bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
When ready to serve, divide meatballs among buns and top with additional sauce and shredded cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bun is toasted. Serve warm.
*The meatballs can be made ahead of time and frozen until ready to heat up and serve.