Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mouth-Watering Meatball Subs

***I was watching Sandra's Money Saving Meals on The Food Network earlier this morning, and Sandra Lee made these delicious Meatball Subs. The dish looked simple and yummy...and VERY cost effective. Not to mention, Brad loves Meatball Subs...it's one of his favorites. So, it easily made it onto my "Dishes I Want to Make Soon" list.

The only ingredient that I didn't already have on-hand was the ground beef. After a quick stop at The Fresh Market while we were out shopping today, that problem was remedied.

I found this dish to be very simple, and Brad loved it, too! Plus, it's always great to find a cheap meal that will save you money these days!! This is definitely a winner and a dish that I will be making again and again!!!***

Ingredients:
For Meatballs:
1/2 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1 egg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup tomato sauce, jarred or homemade, recipe follows
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Directions:
For Sub:
2 sub rolls

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

For meatballs, in a large bowl mix together all ingredients (including the beef), except the canola oil, tomato sauce and mozzarella, until well combined. Using wet hands, form walnut-size pieces into balls. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and fry the meatballs until browned on all sides.

Slice the rolls in half lengthwise and put on a baking sheet. Top each half with 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce, 4 meatballs and some mozzarella cheese. Put in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

Chunky Tomato Sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium pot, add the oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Yield: 4 cups

Source: Sandra's Money Saving Meals television show on The Food Network

1 comment:

Joelen said...

This and your recent recipes all look wonderful! Totally mouthwatering sub - great pic! I've been on a slight commenting hiatus with my busy schedule lately... but it's great to catch up and see what's cooking in your kitchen!