Monday, March 7, 2011

Meatball Subs

We love homemade meaball subs.  What's not to love ? Meatballs, tomato sauce, cheese and homemde rolls. Do I need to go on?  I didn't think so. This recipe is from Rachael Ray.  I won't spend a lot of time talking about these great sandwiches, I'll let you get to making them, so you can get to eating them.

Meatball Subs


1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin

1 large egg, beaten

1 cup (3 handfuls), Italian bread crumbs

1 medium onion, chopped fine

4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons (several drops) Worcestershire sauce,

1/4 cup (a couple of handfuls) flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

1/4 cup (a couple of handfuls) grated Parmigiano or Romano

Coarse salt and black pepper

5 Minute Marinara Sauce:

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, (2 turns around the pan)

4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

A handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped, about 2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes

1 (14 ounces) can chunky style crushed tomatoes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 semolina crusty sub rolls, with or without sesame seeds

1 (10-ounce) bag (2 1/2 cups) shredded provolone or Italian 4-cheese blend


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Place ground sirloin in a large mixing bowl and punch a well into the center of meat. Fill well with the egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire, parsley, cheese, and a little salt and pepper. Mix up meatball ingredients until well combined, yet not over-mixed. Divide mix into 4 equal parts, roll each part into 4 balls and space equally onto a nonstick baking sheet. Place meatballs in oven and roast about 12 minutes. Break a meatball open and make sure meat is cooked through before removing from the oven.

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and garlic. When garlic starts sizzling, add herbs and crushed pepper. Allow oil to infuse for half a minute, then stir in the tomatoes and season sauce with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a bubble, reduce heat, and simmer until meatballs are removed from oven.

Combine meatballs and sauce and pile into sub rolls, 4 meatballs per sub. Top with shredded cheese and place subs under broiler to melt cheese


  1. oh my.... that made my mouth water.. it is far too early for that!

    I am stopping by from Sumo's Market Yourself Monday, I would love if you stopped by and checked out my project :)

  2. Well, doesn't that look simply AMAZING. Love meatball sandwiches. Think this might be in the near future.