Meatball subs are a great way to use left over meatballs. You can make your own Marinara sauce or buy some at the store. These are a nice easy, frugal meal! Here is what you are going to need for these:
FOR THE MEATBALLS:
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 TBS ground garlic
1 TBS dried oregano
1 TBS dried basil
Salt & Pepper
Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix until all the ingredients are very well blended. Form your meatballs – as large as you want. Add a very little amount of olive oil into a large skillet. Heat well. Add the meatballs and cook, flipping carefully until all sides are evenly browned and meat balls are cooked through.
If you have left-over meatballs – which you probably will – you can freeze these beautifully.
FOR THE MARINARA SAUCE:
• Heat some olive oil in a pan.
• Add a chopped large yellow onion. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.
• Add 4 minced garlic cloves and 2 TBS chopped fresh basil. Mix well.
• Add a 30 oz. can of diced tomatoes plus ¼ can water. Mix well.
• Add a heaping TBS of tomato paste. Dissolve well.
• Add 1 TBS dried oregano. Season with a little salt & lots of pepper.
• Simmer for 20 minutes.
FOR THE SUBS:
4 hero, hoguie or submarine rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut rolls open, lengthwise and not all the way through. Line each roll with provolone cheese. Place on a baking sheet and into the oven. Toast the rolls for a few minutes – until the cheese melts.
Add the meatballs and marinara sauce to taste. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and place under the broiler until cheese browns a bit. Make sure you monitor the sandwiches well so they do not burn. Serve and enjoy!
Check out the Marinara recipe here:
Print the Marinara Sauce Recipe Here
Check out the Italian Meatballs recipe here:
Print the Italian Meatballs Recipe Here