Who needs to call a sub shop when you can make these delicious meatball subs at home? So easy to make and this recipe is far better than what you will get in a sub shop. These are filled with juicy and tender homemade meatballs that have been simmered in a delicious sauce and loaded into a toasted bun with melty Italian cheese. What more could you want?
Homemade Italian Meatball Subs
1 lb ground beef
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 24 oz. Ragu Tomato, Garlic and Onion
Sliced Mozzarella or Provolone cheese
In a large bowl add all your meatball ingredients. Using your hands mix everything until combined. Do not over mix or meatballs will be tough. Mix until just combined.
Shape into 2 inch meatballs and set aside. In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set temperature to medium high heat. Brown each meatball on all sides. Add your Ragu tomato sauce to the meatballs. I like this Ragu because it has lots of onions, garlic and bits of sweet tomatoes among other ingredients that make it like home-made.
Cover skillet and turn the heat down to simmer. Allow to cook for about 30 minutes. Remove from skillet and put in a bowl.
Prepare your sandwich.
First toast your rolls. I like to spread butter on my rolls and lay them on a baking sheet. Then I put them under the broiler for about 3 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and spoon a little sauce over the bun.
Place 3 meatballs on each hoagie bun. Spoon a little more sauce over the meatballs. Top with slices of provolone or Mozzarella cheese.
Put baking sheet back in the oven and broil until cheese has melted down over the meatballs and bun.
Any leftover meatballs, save for another sub or spaghetti and meatballs!
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