Meatball Subs

Total Time:
52 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
32 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Meatballs:
  • 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
  • Shredded basil (sweet) or shredded arugula (spicy) leaves, for garnish
  • Oven fries, as an accompaniment, recipe follows
  • Oven Fries:
  • 4 medium white skinned potatoes, each cut into 8 wedges lengthwise
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to coat
  • Grill seasoning blend or coarse salt and black pepper
Directions
5 Minute Marinara Sauce:

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 under subs under broiler to melt cheese. Top with shredded basil or arugula and serve with a pile of oven fries, recipe follows.

Oven Fries:

Drizzle potatoes with a generous pour of extra-virgin olive oil. Toss potatoes with seasoning blend or coarse salt and pepper. Place potatoes on a nonstick baking sheet and roast 20 minutes or until just tender. Give the baking sheet a good shake after 10 minutes to avoid sticking.


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Pretty good recipe, I actually though sear my meatballs and remove and make my sauce and place the meatballs back in to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Gives the meatballs a more intense and complex flavor than baking the meatballs item not reviewed by moderator and published
omg! have been making meatballs for years, but these are a masterpiece! YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were one of the best tasting things I have ever eaten. I personally did find the amount of parsley and onion a little overwhelming and might use a little bit less of each next time - but even so, I still loved them. I did not make the oven fries though, since I did not have the ingredients on hand, but I don't even think you need to make the oven fries since the subs are so filling on their own (I could only eat half of mine and I'm a pretty good eater:) ). item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband asked that these get made on a regular basis! The only thing I would do differently (purely my taste preference) is to use less onion, and sweat them before adding to the mixture. Otherwise great. Will use leftover on spaghetti tomorrow. Ended up being a two-fer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! I made this recipe with venison for my boyfriend. He smiled with every bite like a little kid on Christmas morning. This recipe will definitely find its way into our dinner rotation. I cannot believe how easy it was to make and how flavorful it tastes!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Every time we make it, always a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe, very delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic. Definite will be made again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious!! Nothing more to say than that! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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