Friday, June 3, 2011

Meatball Subs

Previously, I posted a recipe to spaghetti & meatballs which gave my recipe for home-made meatballs. Again, we're using this same recipe, but to make meatball subs, another great classic. I used whole wheat bolilo rolls from my local grocery store's bakery section, which fit about three 2-inch meatballs. This recipe makes about 18 recipes, so count on about 6 subs, and adjust accordingly for your needs. Enjoy this simple and delicious recipe and enjoy getting your hands messy!

Again, I will make the same wine recommendations I did for the spaghetti & meatballs: This meatball recipe could be matched with either a white, due to its herb-y nature, or red. Avoid Chardonnays, as they do not like to be paired with tomatoes, and match up with acidic red such as Malbec or Sangiovese.

What you need:
1 lb lean ground turkey or beef
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups of your favorite tomato sauce
6 whole wheat bolilo rolls
6 slices Mozzarella cheese
Large skillet (preferably cast iron)
Vegetable oil

What you do:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine first 13 ingredients (beef or turkey through Parmesan cheese), beating egg before adding. Mix ingredients thoroughly (best to use hands) and then roll into 2-inch meatballs.
2. Heat small amount of vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs, quarter-turning about every 5-7 minutes until even browned on all sides.
3. Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce in small saucepan over medium-low heat.
4. Turn oven to 250 degrees F. Open bolilo rolls and bake for 5-10 minutes, until toasted to desired level.
5. Once meatballs done, remove from pan and allow to drain on paper towels.
6. To assemble meatball sub, place 3 meatballs down center of bolilo roll, top with 1/3 cup of tomato sauce and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Place under broil for 1-2 minutes, until cheese melted.

1 comment:

  1. I have such a craving for meatballs going....wonderful dish.


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