I am a huge fan of meatball subs. Well, most of the time anyways. I've had a few that simply tasted like hamburger topped with canned tomato sauce & a bit of cheese on a bun (yuck!). So needless to say, I generally only eat them when I make them at home (or Subway, theirs are always good). Of course calling them subwiches make them taste better too. OK, maybe not, but they sure do sound better!
•1 sm. onion, minced
•fresh bread crumbs
•salt & pepper
•marinara or your favorite pasta sauce
•seasonings for the pasta sauce (I usually add basil, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, sugar, salt & pepper)
•mozzarella or provolone cheese
•hoagie or sub buns
- In a med. bowl, combine the hamburger, onion, egg, and desired amount of bread crumbs, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
- Form into 1in. meatballs & place in a nonstick skillet. Cook over med.-high heat until lightly browned.
- Drain any accumulated grease from the skillet, add the pasta sauce & season to taste.
- Bring sauce to a boil, lower heat to a simmer & cook, covered, for 10-15 min., stirring occasionally.
- Place the buns on a baking sheet & place in a 400º oven until lightly toasted. Remove & set aside.
- When the sauce has been simmered, open rolls & place desired amount of meatballs & sauce down the center. Top with cheese & return to the oven until the cheese has melted.