Sunday, March 14, 2010

Meatball Subs

Over the past month and a half, my cooking has taken a bit of a different turn. I've been working later hours, so I've had to concentrate on preparing things that can be made in about 25 minutes or less. On weekends, I still try to spend some quality time in the kitchen.

I made these meatball subs on a weekend, and could easily be made ahead of time and then re-heated before you actually plan on eating them. And, they're delicious. You'll love them.

Meatball Subs
Serves 4
Prep Time - 15 minutes
Cook Time - 40 minutes

1 lb ground beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 - 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp oregano
1 TBSP tomato paste

1 jar marinara sauce
hoagie rolls
Muenster cheese

Mix together all meatball ingredients until combined. Roll into medium-sized meatballs (about 1" in diameter) and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until browned. Take the meatballs out of the oven, but keep the oven on.

After you take them out of the oven, put them in a pot with the marinara sauce. Cover and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 10-15 minutes.

Place meatballs and a bit of sauce on the bottom of each roll and cover with cheese (3 meatballs and 2 slices of cheese worked great on the size roll we used). Place in the oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes, or until cheese melts. Serve with extra marinara sauce on the side, if desired.


Joanne said...

Meatball subs are an ultimate comfort food for me! I love how these are smothered in cheese. Definitely a good make-ahead dish!

Carrie said...

Wow, those look excellent, I love meatball subs but then add all that cheese YUM!