Best Meatball Subs EVER!

by Alecia on January 26, 2010


Last night for dinner, I decided to use up some “leftover” items we had in the fridge and make meatball subs.  This is something we’ve never had before, but it was a total success.  So much so, that I thought I would share my recipe with all of you.  They were super easy and SO delicious!!  Even my 2 yr old daughter, who refuses to eat all things ground beef, loved them!!  First time she ate ANYTHING with ground beef in it and like it.  I will warn you, these are in NO WAY good for you!!  But they are yummy =).

Ingredients
* 2 tbsp chopped onion
* 1/2 stalk of chopped celery
* 1 lg chopped mushroom
* 2-3 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbled
* 1 tbsp reserved bacon grease (from above cooked bacon)
* 1 egg, slightly beaten
* 1/4 c. bread crumbs (we prefer homemade, but store bought are fine)
* 1 tsp dried parsley (or 1 tbsp freshly chopped)
* 1/2 tsp dried oregano
* 1/4 tsp dried thyme
* 2 tbsp Ketchup (we only use Heinz – Pgh thing)
* 2 tbsp Olive Oil
* 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese
* Salt and Pepper
* 1/2 lb Lean Ground Beef

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Saute onion, celery, & mushroom in butter until tender (for best results, you might want to saute the mushroom separately so it doesn’t get soggy).  Toss veggies with bread crumbs (to make your own just toast chopped bread in a little butter over medium heat and let cool) and all other ingredients EXCEPT the meat.  Stir to combine.  Gently add meat and combine with your hands just until well incorporated.  Do not overwork your meat – the less your mix it, the more tender your meatballs will be.  Roll into balls (about an inch & a half in diameter) and place on parchment lined baking sheet about an inch apart.  Should make around 15 meatballs, give or take.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.  Pull out of oven and allow to rest for a few minutes.  Place on sub rolls (you can add mozzarella cheese, if desired), top with a little extra ketchup, and serve!

We also make our own sub rolls out of a Rustic Italian Bread recipe I have (which is very basic), but instead of making a round loaf (as the recipe instructs), I form it into 6″ long rolls, let rise and bake.  They are VERY yummy.

You can substitute the veggies for anything you have on hand or prefer.  We just happened to have those items in the fridge.  Green peppers could be added and would be delicious, I’m sure.  Same goes for shredded carrot or zucchini.  Any way to hide those veggies, right?.

I would LOVE to hear what you think if you end up making this recipe!
Feel free to comment or link up your own great recipes too!

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cstanley January 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Those meatball subs were amazing!!! I mean really…so, very, very, very good! Great idea my Love!

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JB's Cookinglady February 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog. The recipe for meatball subs sounds really yummy.

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Miss Meat and Potatoes February 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Thanks for the note via Friday Follow! The meatballs look super tasty. I'll check back in soon.

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Melissa @ The Sassy Saver November 20, 2010 at 4:54 am

These sound really good! Thanks for linking it up to Frugal Recipe Friday!

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PERMANENT POSIES November 21, 2010 at 1:47 am

Well, bacon makes everything taste good, right? These sound great and I have to say that with homemade bread….they sound….to die for! Thanks for linking up with us

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Best Meatball Subs EVER!

by Alecia on January 26, 2010


Last night for dinner, I decided to use up some “leftover” items we had in the fridge and make meatball subs.  This is something we’ve never had before, but it was a total success.  So much so, that I thought I would share my recipe with all of you.  They were super easy and SO delicious!!  Even my 2 yr old daughter, who refuses to eat all things ground beef, loved them!!  First time she ate ANYTHING with ground beef in it and like it.  I will warn you, these are in NO WAY good for you!!  But they are yummy =).

Ingredients
* 2 tbsp chopped onion
* 1/2 stalk of chopped celery
* 1 lg chopped mushroom
* 2-3 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbled
* 1 tbsp reserved bacon grease (from above cooked bacon)
* 1 egg, slightly beaten
* 1/4 c. bread crumbs (we prefer homemade, but store bought are fine)
* 1 tsp dried parsley (or 1 tbsp freshly chopped)
* 1/2 tsp dried oregano
* 1/4 tsp dried thyme
* 2 tbsp Ketchup (we only use Heinz – Pgh thing)
* 2 tbsp Olive Oil
* 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese
* Salt and Pepper
* 1/2 lb Lean Ground Beef

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Saute onion, celery, & mushroom in butter until tender (for best results, you might want to saute the mushroom separately so it doesn’t get soggy).  Toss veggies with bread crumbs (to make your own just toast chopped bread in a little butter over medium heat and let cool) and all other ingredients EXCEPT the meat.  Stir to combine.  Gently add meat and combine with your hands just until well incorporated.  Do not overwork your meat – the less your mix it, the more tender your meatballs will be.  Roll into balls (about an inch & a half in diameter) and place on parchment lined baking sheet about an inch apart.  Should make around 15 meatballs, give or take.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.  Pull out of oven and allow to rest for a few minutes.  Place on sub rolls (you can add mozzarella cheese, if desired), top with a little extra ketchup, and serve!

We also make our own sub rolls out of a Rustic Italian Bread recipe I have (which is very basic), but instead of making a round loaf (as the recipe instructs), I form it into 6″ long rolls, let rise and bake.  They are VERY yummy.

You can substitute the veggies for anything you have on hand or prefer.  We just happened to have those items in the fridge.  Green peppers could be added and would be delicious, I’m sure.  Same goes for shredded carrot or zucchini.  Any way to hide those veggies, right?.

I would LOVE to hear what you think if you end up making this recipe!
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Best Meatball Subs EVER!

by Alecia on January 26, 2010


Last night for dinner, I decided to use up some “leftover” items we had in the fridge and make meatball subs.  This is something we’ve never had before, but it was a total success.  So much so, that I thought I would share my recipe with all of you.  They were super easy and SO delicious!!  Even my 2 yr old daughter, who refuses to eat all things ground beef, loved them!!  First time she ate ANYTHING with ground beef in it and like it.  I will warn you, these are in NO WAY good for you!!  But they are yummy =).

Ingredients
* 2 tbsp chopped onion
* 1/2 stalk of chopped celery
* 1 lg chopped mushroom
* 2-3 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbled
* 1 tbsp reserved bacon grease (from above cooked bacon)
* 1 egg, slightly beaten
* 1/4 c. bread crumbs (we prefer homemade, but store bought are fine)
* 1 tsp dried parsley (or 1 tbsp freshly chopped)
* 1/2 tsp dried oregano
* 1/4 tsp dried thyme
* 2 tbsp Ketchup (we only use Heinz – Pgh thing)
* 2 tbsp Olive Oil
* 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese
* Salt and Pepper
* 1/2 lb Lean Ground Beef

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Saute onion, celery, & mushroom in butter until tender (for best results, you might want to saute the mushroom separately so it doesn’t get soggy).  Toss veggies with bread crumbs (to make your own just toast chopped bread in a little butter over medium heat and let cool) and all other ingredients EXCEPT the meat.  Stir to combine.  Gently add meat and combine with your hands just until well incorporated.  Do not overwork your meat – the less your mix it, the more tender your meatballs will be.  Roll into balls (about an inch & a half in diameter) and place on parchment lined baking sheet about an inch apart.  Should make around 15 meatballs, give or take.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.  Pull out of oven and allow to rest for a few minutes.  Place on sub rolls (you can add mozzarella cheese, if desired), top with a little extra ketchup, and serve!

We also make our own sub rolls out of a Rustic Italian Bread recipe I have (which is very basic), but instead of making a round loaf (as the recipe instructs), I form it into 6″ long rolls, let rise and bake.  They are VERY yummy.

You can substitute the veggies for anything you have on hand or prefer.  We just happened to have those items in the fridge.  Green peppers could be added and would be delicious, I’m sure.  Same goes for shredded carrot or zucchini.  Any way to hide those veggies, right?.

I would LOVE to hear what you think if you end up making this recipe!
Feel free to comment or link up your own great recipes too!

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