Meatball Sandwiches

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons parsley
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 loaf of French bread
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, combine by hand the ground beef, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, 4 garlic cloves, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and eggs. Shape into meatballs, and place in a baking dish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
3. Slice the loaf of french bread in half lengthwise, and remove some of the bread from the inside to make a well for the meatballs. Brush with olive oil, and season with garlic powder. Put the loaf into the oven during the last 5 minutes of the meatballs cooking time.
5. In a large sauce pan over medium heat saute the onions and garlic for 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and add a tablespoon of Italian seasoning. When the meatballs are done, transfer them to the sauce. Spoon onto the french bread and top with mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to melt the cheese. Slice into individual sandwiches.

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