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italian meatball subs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kim Biegacki
Youngstown, OH

I've been meaning to post this recipe for 3 years it is. These meatballs have a crispy outside but moist and juicy inside. If you love a good hearty meatball sub you will love the flavors of this one. I added my friend Megan Todd's recipe for red sauce and peppers below. It is outstanding and pairs perfectly with these meatballs. I hope to make her recipe this summer and can up some amazing peppers & onions myself.

(1 rating)
yield 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian meatball subs

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3 md
    roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1/2 sm
    sweet onion, minced
  • 2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan & romano cheese
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1 bag
    mozzarella or provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1 jar
    red sauce w/peppers & onions
  • hoagie buns

How To Make italian meatball subs

  • 1
    Saute your onions in some oil before adding to your meatball mixture. Add ingredients meat, roasted reds, onions, Parmesan & Romano & seasonings and roll out your meatballs. Then, roll them in the panko crumbs and place on a greased pan to bake.
  • 2
    Bake them at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes turning at least once. Make sure they are cooked through. While baking heat up your sauce that you will be using so it's nice and hot to assemble your subs.
  • 3
    Remove from oven and assemble your subs. Toast up your hoagie buns. Then and add your meatballs, chunky pepper & onion sauce and on top the mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven till your cheese is melted.
  • 4
    My sweet friend Megan Todd makes the most incredible canned sauce called We are very blessed to get a couple jars from her for the last several years and it just amazing. Now, you could also use Paul Newman's sauce called Sockarooni or a sauce that has chunky peppers in it.
  • 5
    Here we are finally have the sub assembled and ready to eat. I didn't have the usual hoagie bun in this photo I took so I used regular hot dog buns. Not as good, but they worked.
  • 6
    August 19th, 2015 --- Had another jar of Megan Todd's peppers so I thought it's time to roll some meatballs. We just love these subs. Whether hot or sweet's all good topped with some mozzarella cheese. yumm