Franks Italian Meatball Subs

Jamie Franks


I just made these last night and it was raining out here at the beach and this meatball sub hit the spot with some chips on the side with a cool beverage. Really good homemade flavor and you can adjust your seasoning to your liking and these would be great with spaghetti or whatever you want. I do not like the frozen kind in bag so I wanted something good from my kitchen and you can also make these and freeze them for a future time. Good as a appetizer too. I get my meat at a butcher shop and always seems that the meat is better than the store.


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30 meatballs
40 Min
3 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 lb
    ground sirloin
  • 1 lb
    ground white chicken (bulk)
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs ( i make my own)
  • 1/2 c
    milk or canned milk
  • ·
    olive oil / butter for sauté
  • 1 small
    onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 c
    fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 24 oz
    jar of your choice marinara sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste (6 oz. can) keep the rest for your sauce
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery (chopped)
  • 5
    fresh mushrooms (diced)
  • 2 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 large
    egg (beaten)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne or more if you like it hot
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • ·
    buns / provolone cheese or mozzarella

How to Make Franks Italian Meatball Subs


  1. Put breadcrumbs and milk in small bowl and set aside to let the milk absorb
  2. In a medium size skillet add your oil and butter let it melt then add all vegetables and all seasoning. Sauté till limp once soft add Worcestershire sauce. Then let it cool
  3. In large bowl put both meats, grated fresh parmesan cheese, beaten egg, then the breadcrumbs and last the vegetables
  4. Now gently fold all together to incorporate I use a large cookie scoop to measure out my balls but you can use what is best for you
  5. Preheat oven to 350* and place balls on greased cookie sheets or a pizza pan and cook for 20 minutes then turn over and cook for another 15 minutes
  6. Once done I put them all in crockpot and I mix my sauce and remaining paste together and add 1 tsp of sugar in separate bowl then I pour over balls
  7. Cook on low for three hours. I like to toast my buns and then put provolone or Mozzarella cheese on top and broil till cheese is melted.

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About Franks Italian Meatball Subs

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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