Sep 2, 2010

Italian Meatball Subs

Hubby loves a good meatball sub. I made these last week for our anniversary. Since hubby and I are celebrating our anniversary in Hawaii in a couple of weeks...did everyone just see me get up and do a happy dance???...I decided to make something yummy for our anniversary dinner at home.

My recent recipe rule of thumb, is when in doubt head over to Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

This recipe does not disappoint. I made only a few very minor adjustments. We all loved it, and happily wiped the sauce off our faces at the end of the meal.


1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, mixed
1/ 2 cup milk
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup fresh parsley (yeah used from HERE)
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 pounds ground turkey

To dredge the meatballs:
1 1/2 cup flour in a shallow dish


1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

bread rolls
sliced provolone cheese


In a large bowl mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the meat. Let it set for 10-15 minutes this allows the breadcrumbs to soak up the moisture. Add the meat and mix well with your hands.

Preheat oven to 400. Line a jelly roll type pan with foil and lightly grease it. Form golf ball sized meatballs and dredge them in flour until lightly coated and then place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-24 minutes until the meatballs are completely cooked through.

Make the sauce by combining all the ingredients in a med sauce pan and bringing them to a low simmer. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Do this while meatballs are cooking. 

When meatballs are done cooking, let them rest. Gently remove any fat that may have drained off while cooking. Place meatballs in a baking dish. Pour hot sauce over meatballs.

Slice rolls, place a slice of cheese on one half and then lightly toast in the oven at 400 until the cheese is golden and just melted. Load the roll up with 3-4 meatballs and dig in. will need napkins!



Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

These look insanely good! I made some a week or so ago and they were only ok. I can't wait to try these!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This will become a staple. This post is so timely. My 5 year old just discovered what she calls meatball s*c*ubs.

ColleenandKendra said...

seriously jealous about the Hawaii thing....and wish I could try these. No tomato-ey stuff around here (K's reflux doesn't tolerate it).

Unknown said...

These do look amazing. I'm drooling all over my laptop right now. Definitely a recipe I'm going to have to try.

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