Meatball Subs

Meatball Subs
Meatball Subs

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS:

  • 1 1/2

    pounds ground sirloin

  • 1

    large egg beaten

  • 1

    cup Italian bread crumbs

  • 1

    medium onion chopped fine

  • 4

    garlic cloves crushed, minced

  • 1/2

    teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2

    teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4

    cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1/4

    cup grated Parmigiano or Romano

  • Coarse salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • 5

    MINUTE MARINARA SAUCE:

  • 2

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (2 turns around the pan)

  • 4

    garlic cloves crushed, chopped

  • 1/2

    teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1/2

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1

    can crushed tomatoes - (28 oz)

  • 1

    can chunky style crushed tomatoes - (14 oz)

  • Coarse salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • SUBS:

  • 4

    semolina crusty sub rolls (with or without sesame seeds)

  • 10

    ounces shredded provolone or Italian 4-cheese

  • blend

  • Shredded basil (sweet) or shredded arugula (spicy) leaves for garnish

  • ACCOMPANIMENT:

  • Oven Fries (see recipe)

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place ground sirloin in a large mixing bowl and punch a well into the center of meat. Fill well with the egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire, parsley, cheese, and a little salt and pepper. Mix up meatball ingredients until well combined, yet not over-mixed. Divide mix into 4 equal parts, roll each part into 4 balls and space equally onto a nonstick baking sheet. Place meatballs in oven and roast about 12 minutes. Break a meatball open and make sure meat is cooked through before removing from the oven. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and garlic. When garlic starts sizzling, add herbs and crushed pepper. Allow oil to infuse for half a minute, then stir in the tomatoes and season sauce with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a bubble, reduce heat, and simmer until meatballs are removed from oven. Combine meatballs and sauce and pile into sub rolls, 4 meatballs per sub. Top with shredded cheese and place subs under broiler to melt cheese. Top with shredded basil or arugula and serve with a pile of Oven Fries. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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