Meatball Subs

Try this quick, weekday dinner.
Feb 06, 2013



Meatball Subs

Feb 06, 2013

There's no need to order takeout from the local deli. Your kids will love this dinner and you will, too — it's casual, fun fare. If you like, make the meatballs ahead and freeze for up to three months. Serves 4.


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


What you need:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 4 oblong French bread rolls, sliced most of the way through but still with the halves attached
  • 4 slices provolone cheese

What to do:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, egg, salt, pepper, dry bread crumbs, ketchup, and garlic powder. Mix well and form into 1-inch meatballs. 

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy sauté pan. Cook the meatballs for 6 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until very well browned. Remove from the skillet.

  3. Add remaining oil to the skillet. Add chopped onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring. Add the sauce, and then the meatballs. Cover and cook 5 minutes, until the meatballs are done.

  4. Arrange the rolls on a baking tray. Spoon some meatballs and sauce on each. Top with cheese. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.  Serve hot.
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