Steven Hill, District Admin for Waupun Area School District

Steven Hill, who had been the principal at Fond du Lac School District’s Woodworth Middle school, became Superintendent for the Waupun Area School District in July of 2018.  He submitted this recipe because it was one that the Culinary Students created as part of their “restaurant” and it has now become a “favorite” of his family.

Jenna Frens, the Culinary Teacher at Waupun Jr/Sr High School said that students sign up for this elective. There are four classes in the Culinary Arts program: Food and Nutrition, Kitchen Safety, Kitchen Management/Procedures and Advanced Culinary Arts where students work with baking and pastries, menu times and how to run a restaurant business.

Meatball Subs on Toasted Garlic Bread


1 lb. lean ground beef

½ c. Italian-style bread crumbs

¼ c. milk

1/12 tsp. salt

½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

¼ tsp. black pepper

1 small onion, finely chopped

32 oz. jar Marinara sauce

Garlic Bread:

6 Hoagie rolls

¼ c. melted butter

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. onion powder

1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning blend

2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, for topping

Preheat oven to 400°. To make meatballs: in large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper and chopped onion. In small bowl, combine milk, Worcestershire sauce and egg. Whisk to combine. Add your liquid mixture to ground beef and seasoning, mix together with hands or wooden spoon. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll your ground beef mixture into 1” size balls and place on baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes. Once done-keep your oven on. When meatballs are fully cooked, place in saucepan with jar of marinara sauce. Heat at MEDIUM LOW until warmed through. To prepare garlic bread: slice your hoagie roll and place on baking sheet, open faced. Combine melted butter and seasonings in small bowl. Using pastry brush, brush insides of hoagie rolls. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Take your meatball mixture and cheese and assemble sandwiches to your liking. You can even toast a little bit further after you’ve added the meatballs and cheese to get a nice melty sandwich