Monday, July 22, 2024
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Meatballs Sandwich

Like most sandwiches, this is a cinch to prepare if you already have the following: hoagie or sub rolls, marinara sauce and meatballs, all home made in advance or store-bought, but..

It’s just as easy if you do it all from scratch in less than an hour (except for the bread, just buy good quality ones ) and it’s more economical too and way more delicious! The recipe below is from Rachel Ray, famous for her 30 minute-meals, so that means it’s quick and easy.  But I’m not as fast as Rachel, so it takes me more than half an hour over an hour ( including clean-up ) to make this but the important thing here is the end’s DELICIOUS!!!

I just use quickmelt cheese and cheddar cheese in place of the more expensive cheeses in Rachel’s recipe.. and I like to mix ground pork and beef for my meatballs, sometimes I just use lean ground pork..all good stuff 😉 .


meatballs and marinara sauce


pile meatballs and sauce into sub rolls


top with grated cheese


the cheese is starting to melt with the heat of the meatballs and sauce…you can stop here and eat this already


but it’s so much better when you broil it to melt the cheese completely


just  look at that….nom, nom.  Okay, I think it’s getting cold, ’nuff with the photo shoot  lol


so delicious and satisying with a glass of ice-cold coke to chase it all down.. yummm-O!

Meatballs Sandwich

Rachel Ray
Gooey cheese over marinara-covered meatballs. It's worth every step making this super-yummy sandwich.
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Servings 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin I like to mix half lean ground pork and half ground beef
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup a couple of handfuls flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped ( I sometimes used parsley flakes)
  • 1/4 cup a couple of handfuls grated cheese, if you have Parmigiano or Romano..great!
  • Coarse salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (2 turns around the pan)
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • A handful flat-leaf parsley leaves chopped, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 28 ounces can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounces can chunky style crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 crusty sub rolls with or without sesame seeds
  • 1 10-ounce bag (2 1/2 cups) shredded provolone or Italian 4-cheese blend
  • Shredded basil sweet or shredded arugula (spicy) leaves, for garnish
  • Oven fries as an accompaniment, recipe follows


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • 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 mixture 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 under subs under broiler to melt cheese. Top with shredded basil or arugula.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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