Round 2 Recipes - Meatball Subs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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For Meatballs:

1/2 pound ground beef reserved from Fast Food Cheese Burgers, recipe follows

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

1 egg

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 cup tomato sauce, jarred or homemade, recipe follows

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

2 sub rolls

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 medium onion, diced

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves

2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves

Fast Food Cheese Burgers

1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 80 percent lean

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 slices American cheese

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

4 hamburger buns

1/4 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

2 dill pickles, sliced


  1. For Sub:
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. For meatballs, in a large bowl mix together all ingredients (including the beef), except the canola oil, tomato sauce and mozzarella, until well combined. Using wet hands, form walnut-size pieces into balls. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and fry the meatballs until browned on all sides.
  4. Slice the rolls in half lengthwise and put on a baking sheet. Top each half with 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce, 4 meatballs and some mozzarella cheese. Put in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.
  5. Chunky Tomato Sauce:
  6. In a medium pot, add the oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Fast Food Cheese Burgers

  1. Divide the ground beef and reserve 1/2 pound for the Round 2 Recipe, Meatball Subs. Shape into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper. Place in a skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium-high and cook patties 3 minutes on each side. In the last minute of cooking, top the meat patties with cheese so it will melt.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, sour cream and mayonnaise and spread half onto the hamburger buns and reserve the leftover for a dipping sauce for the French Fries. Place the burgers on buns and top with lettuce and pickles.