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Easy Meatball Sub Recipe

Meatball sub melts

Published: May 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Check out these indulgent meaty sandwich subs with gooey mozzarella and nutty parmesan. This easy recipe serves a family of four and is ready in less than an hour. Plus, it's low calorie, too

  • Low calorie
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal496
fat27.3g
saturates10.5g
carbs26.6g
sugars5.2g
fibre2.4g
protein34.8g
salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 250g minced beef
  • 250g minced pork
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • grated to make 2 tbsp parmesan
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • chopped to make 2 tbsp basil, plus leaves to serve
  • 2 handfuls rocket
  • 4 sub rolls, halved and toasted
  • a large handful grated mozzarella

TOMATO SAUCE

  • ½ a clove garlic, sliced
  • olive oil
  • 227g tin chopped tomatoes
  • a pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the first five ingredients in a bowl. Season well and mix together with your hands. Form into 16 meatballs.

  • STEP 2

    Fry in a large frying pan with the olive oil until browned all over, then scoop out onto a plate.

  • STEP 3

    For the sauce, sizzle the sliced garlic in a little olive oil, in the same pan you fried the meatballs, then tip in the tomatoes, chilli flakes and sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.

  • STEP 4

    Stir the meatballs into the sauce with the chopped basil and simmer for 10 minutes, turning them halfway.

  • STEP 5

    To serve, pile rocket and meatballs onto the sub roll bases with some sauce and top with a layer of grated mozzarella. Put under a hot grill to melt the cheese then add a few more basil leaves, put the sub tops on and serve.

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