Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Do any of you ever get tempted by watching TV commercials around dinner time? I don't know if it's because I'm pregnant or not, but, boy howdy, almost any commercial I see that has food in it makes me start to think of when I'll be making it!

The commercial that has gotten to me the most is that Subway one with the Meatball sub sandwich. I'm not quite sure why that commercial over so many others; I think maybe it has to do with me thinking, "Why would I go and pay someone to make that for me when I can do just as good of a job at home?"

Just looking at it on TV, it looks so simple to make, so I decided to give it a try. I found that, yep, it is that simple!!

Here's what you'll need:

Basic Meatballs:
2 lbs. ground beef
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 C. dry bread crumbs
4 T. dried minced onion
1/4 C. Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients, except the ground beef, and mix well.

Add the ground beef and mix well again.

Using a 1/4 cup of meat, form into a large ball and place on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Or if you want to use this recipe for regular meatballs in any other recipe, use a Tablespoon of meat and form into a small ball. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes for the large meatballs or about 15-20 minutes for the small meatballs, or until cooked through.

Now for the rest of the sub sandwich directions, simmer a pan of spaghetti or marinara sauce and place cooked meatballs in pan and cover with sauce. Cut open Bolillo rolls or any other sub sandwich bread rolls, butter each side and place sauce-covered meatballs (about three large meatballs per sandwich) in rolls. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese and broil until cheese melts and bread is toasty. You can spread more sauce over your meatballs before you serve them if you like them saucy, like I do.Take that, Subway! Super easy, really yummy, and it'll save you some money too!!

1 comment:

Rachel H. said...

I am not pregnant, but I TOTALLY have that problem! :) These look delicious. I love meatball subs, but I usualy just use freezer meatballs--so I am going to have to try it out this way! Thanks for sharing!

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