italian meatball sub


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When we visited Italy I got this recipe from a local chef in a restaurant we had lunch.

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  • add   For Meatballs:
  • add   1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • add   1 large egg, beaten
  • add   1 cup (3 handfuls), Italian bread crumbs
  • add   1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • add   4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • add   1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • add   2 teaspoons (several drops) Worcestershire sauce, (my own addition)
  • add   1/4 cup (a couple of handfuls) flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • add   1/4 cup (a couple of handfuls) grated Parmigiano or Romano
  • add   Coarse salt and black pepper
  • add   For 5 Minute Marinara Sauce:
  • add   2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, (2 turns around the pan)
  • add   4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • add   1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • add   A handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped, about 2 tablespoons
  • add   1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • add   1 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes
  • add   1 (14 ounces) can chunky style crushed tomatoes
  • add   Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • add   few slices of parmesan cheese if desired


  1. For Meatball:
  2. Set the oven to Bake 375 degree. Mix all the ingredients together and make medium size round ball and place them on a baking sheet 2" apart. Cook the meat balls for 45 minutes or until they are browned.
  3. For the sauce:
  4. In a frying pan saute the garlics with olive oil add the crushed tomatoes and the rest of the seasoning and ingredients let it sit for 10-15 min on the low flame.
  5. Take the Italian Sub if you desire put the cheese and lay the meatballs cover with the desire amount of sauce.


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zhilla 02:06, 22 Feb 2008

It's a great left over too. All you have to do is make the whole sandwich cold an then warm it up in the toaster for 7-8 min.

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