Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meatball Sub

I went through this stage when my favorite "fast food" was Subway. I absolutely loved to eat there. Given a choice between a five-star dining experience and a good old six inch, I'd go with Subway nine times out of ten.
Loved it. Then Jared started going to Subway and I think he turned me off of it. That or I discovered that I really liked Wendy's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, but that's another story. I'm a major sandwich person. Sub, hero, hoagie or panini. Slap it in between two slices of bread and more than likely I will devour it happily.
One day, however, I discovered flavor. And maybe that and not Jared was what turned me off of the somewhat boring and certainly never mind blowing experience I got at my local sub shop. I realized that you can't just throw things in between bread and expect greatness.
And then I started to make my own meatball sub, and because I love you so, I will give you the recipe. Because I'm not being biased when I say this recipe is awesome. Tender and bursting of flavor. Not too much of anything and they hold together well. Have at this for a (messie) weeknight meal.
Homemade Meatball Sub
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 Large Egg
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 medium onion, grated
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp parsley, oregano and garlic salt each
salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite jarred tomato sauce
4 Italian Sub Rolls
6 Slices Mozzarella cheese, sliced diagonally in half

1. Turn on broiler. Mix all ingredients together. Mixture should be moist but not so that the meatballs fall apart. If you need more liquid, add 1 tbsp of water until you meet desired consistency.
2. Shape meatballs to desired size and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. (I made 20 meatballs with the mixture and they were a nice size). If you wet your hands the meatballs will not stick to you. Broil until outside is slightly brown on one side and then turn and broil the other side. When finished, add to spaghetti sauce and simmer at least 20 minutes.
3. When meatballs and sauce are all still hot, take 5 meatballs and put into sliced Italian sub rolls. Top each sandwich with three diagonal slices of mozzarella and sprinkle with a bit more oregano, if desired.
5. Place on a cookie sheet under the broiler for a few minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve!

Enjoy... is it the weekend yet?!


Christina said...

i haven't had a meatball sub in soooo long. looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I call it a hero... and I also call it delicious! Sounds so comforting :)

Monet said...

I use to enjoy Subway too...but then once I started making my own sandwiches and bread, it all changed. Your sub looks delicious! Thank you for sharing, sweetheart. I hope you have a wonderful Friday...and an even better weekend.

Unknown said...

definitely notice a difference with the new cam!!