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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Homemade Meatball Subs

I'm joining in this weeks recipe swap @ Life as Mom and the theme is beef.

Since I've mentioned loving meatball subs in a post over at my other blog I've had people asking for the recipe. You can make this as easy or as hard as you would like. But here is my recipe.

Ingredients for the Meatballs:
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or turkey
1 egg
1/3 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/2 tsp. sage
2 TBS. Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 TBS. garlic powder
2 TBS. onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper and place in oven while preheating or coat with a couple of tsp.of olive oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs and spices using your hands. Using an ice cream scoop if possible, form the meat into golf ball sized meatballs. Place about 1 inch apart in the hot baking dish. Press down to flatten the bottom just slightly.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn them over, and continue baking for about 5 more minutes, or until somewhat crispy on the outside.
Don't forget you can make these ahead and freeze them for a later time. So make a whole bunch at once.

Now what you do is take your favorite hoagie roll and split it down the center. Shove as many meatballs as you can down the middle, usually 3 or 4. Now you can make your own sauce, but to make it easy I buy the Bertolli Organic Spaghetti sauce and use it and it's delicious. So you are going to take your sauce and pour some over the meatballs. Don't go crazy because you don't want a big mess, plus you can save some for dipping. Then I add a half a slice of mozzarella cheese on top, place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and put under the broiler until the cheese is melted. Usually around 4-5 mins. Watch it carefully because it can burn quickly.

There you have it. I hope you enjoy!


  1. Those look delicious!!! I love your recipes! What time should I come over for dinner?

  2. Thanks! I just printed this. I can't wait to try it.

  3. I'm not really a meatball sub kind of person, but you make it sound so fabulous - I just might have to try it!

  4. It's been a long time since I made meatballs. Bet Duller would appreciate having some this weekend. I make my own simple sauce and everybody loves it. Just pour a large bottle of ketchup in a pot, add about ½-¾ of a 2-liter bottle of 7-Up, bring to boil, then simmer till it thickens up. Then throw in the meatballs and let them sit on low as long as they last. The longer they sit, the better they taste. OK, now I'm definitely gonna have to do meatballs this weekend. If I had any meat, I'd make them right now. LOL!

  5. Hey, my word verification was gramaid. OK, well I thought it was funny, anyhow. LOL!

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  6. I saw this on Musings of a housewife.My son has asked for meatball subs for a long time. My attempt failed terribly. I am going to have to try this recipe. It looks yummy.

  7. I bet my hubby would love these :)

  8. Sounds yummy! Thanks, might have to make for dinner this weekend!


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