Friday, February 22, 2013

meatball subs

This weekend we're heading up to Vermont for a ski weekend, and for some reason ski weekends always remind me of meatball subs. Out of sheer excitement for the impending ski weekend, I got a massive meatball sub craving. Knowing me, once I have a craving, nothing but the real thing will do. I got home & whipped up some crave-worthy meatball subs within 20 minutes.

Ingredients (makes 3 subs):
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg
salt & pepper
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley
1/2 cup panko
2 cans of tomato sauce (about 15 oz each)
1 large baguette
sliced cheese optional (provolone or muenster)

1. Line a baking sheet with foil. Mix turkey, onion, garlic, egg, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, parsley & panko with your hands. Form small balls and arrange on foil. Broil for 10 minutes, until browned on top.

2. Heat 2 cans of tomato sauce over medium heat, covered, while meatballs are in the oven.

3. Place meatballs in the sauce, toss to coat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes to absorb sauce into meatballs.

4. Slice baguette (and add optional cheese), split & broil for 1.5 minutes until crisped and golden (and gooey).


5. Add meatballs to toasted baguette and top with extra sauce.


Enjoy with a handful of napkins with people that won't judge you for the sauce covering your face. Now off to skiing, cooking & fires with mulled cocktails, yes please.
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  1. Homemade meatball subs look gooood... How did they compare to Subway?!

    Check out my slow cooked lamb and pork dishes at-

    1. well without the ooey gooey delicious molten cheese...definitely better for you in pretty much all aspects (especially sodium-wise). but to be honest, I've never had a Subway meatball sub! :x