Anchovies and parmesan add meaty depth to these pork and beef meatballs simmered in a rich tomato sauce.
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Though a massive Italian sausage and pepper sandwich can look unwieldy and out of control, what actually makes it so mouthwatering is its balance. The sweetness of the peppers helps quell the spiciness of the sausage, and the bread perfectly soaks up all the juices. I say this even though I don't think I've ever actually experienced this ideal in real life. Most of the examples have come from state fairs and questionable street carts. The sausages were dry, the peppers greasy, and the bread stale. It made me wonder: can this classic ever actually taste good?