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This Tex-Mex meatball sandwich recipe is sure to please teens and kids alike. With kidney beans, ground beef and Italian sausage, this sandwich is full of protein and traditional Tex-Mex flavor. Serve on long sandwich rolls or pita bread.
1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged kidney beans
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/4 pound chorizo or hot Italian sausage
1/2 cup finely chopped, divided onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
6-8 sandwich rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Reserve 1/2 cup whole beans; mash remaining beans with fork or potato masher.
Combine mashed and whole beans with 1/4 cup onion, meats, garlic, spices and eggs.
Shape into 16 balls, each about 1 1/2 inches round. Place on a greased baking sheet; bake 20 minutes and drain on paper towels.
In a saucepan heat oil to prepare the sauce. Sauté remaining onion until soft. Add enchilada sauce and tomato sauce. Simmer 5 minutes. Add meatballs.
To assemble the sandwiches, split each roll lengthwise, hollow out a cavity down the center of each roll. Fill with 2
3 meatballs and a bit of sauce.
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