Mini Meatball Sub

Alana Haitsuka-Fernandez
Meet the Chef!
Alana Haitsuka-Fernandez
Alana Haitsuka-Fernandez was born in Hawaii and raised in Texas, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics Education. She spent nearly 20 years teaching Culinary Arts and Hospitality to high school students in Hawaii. She learned “Local Style” cooking from her students and husband. Wife and mother of two daughters, Alana enjoys cooking for her family and inventing recipes or “creations” as she calls them. Alana also enjoys traveling, fishing, and going to the beach.
Recipe Details

4 Tbsp Butter or Spread

½ lb ground beef

½ lb Johnsonville ground sausage

2 cloves garlic minced

¼ Cup Onion, diced

1 egg beaten

½ tsp dried basil

½ tsp Dried Parsley

¼ Cup Kraft Parmesan Cheese, grated

1 Tbsp milk

¼ tsp salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

¼ Cup vegetable or olive oil

1 24 oz. Newman’s Own Cabernet Marinara Sauce **

¼ Cup olives, diced

8 oz Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

¼ Cup Kraft Parmesan Cheese

KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Hot Dog Buns

Step 1
Tear one hot dog bun into bite sized pieces and set aside to use as a binding agent.
Step 2
Combine the pieced hot dog bun, beef, sausage, garlic, onion, egg, basil, parsley, parmesan, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Scoop mixture by tablespoons and shape into little balls (1-inch). Place on a cookie sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.
Step 3
In a pot, heat the oil and cook meatballs in batches until browned but not cooked all the way through. Add all browned meatballs back to the pot and cover with the sauce. Allow the meatballs to cook completely and the sauce to heat thoroughly.
Step 4
Place hot dog buns on a serving plate. First place mozzarella cheese on the bottom of each bun, then spoon meatballs and heated sauce on top of the cheese. Sprinkle olives and Parmesan on the meatballs and sauce, followed by the remaining mozzarella cheese.
Step 5
Serve warm and enjoy!

Alana Haitsuka-Fernandez says:

*Substitute ¼ cup fresh herbs for dried **Substitute your own homemade sauce

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