Friday, November 30, 2012

Meatball sub sandwich

Tonight's Menu
Chicken meatball sub
Grilled multi-coloured peppers
Wine Pairing: Fruity Zinfandel
OR Beer

Chicken meatball sub with grilled peppers

Robustly flavored meatballs and a hearty tomato sauce makes for a wonderful sandwich filling. And if you top it with melted cheese then it becomes heavenly. During the chilly months try this hot sub sandwich instead of cold cuts. Pair it with grilled veges, oven fries or a crunchy coleslaw. These are great for entertaining, use mini burgers and place one meatball with sauce topped with cheese for a 2 bite sub. Kids will love this too. Meatballs can be made in advance and frozen.

Ingredients: makes about 25

1 lb minced lamb or chicken
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/2 red onion grated fine
4-5 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp each dried basil and parsley
salt and red pepper flakes to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. 
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with hand till well combined but not over mixed. 
  3. Place them in a greased baking sheet, spray with a little oil and bake for 15-20 minutes till golden brown and cooked through. Keep aside.
Marinara sauce for the meatballs

2 tbsp olive oil
4-5 crushed garlic cloves
1 red onion chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes
2 large fresh tomatoes roughly chopped
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp each dry basil and oregano
  1. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat and add onion, garlic, crushed red pepper and dry herbs. Cook till onions brown a little. 
  2. Add tomatoes and seasoning. Bring to a bubble and simmer for 15 minutes.

Chicken meatball sub with grilled peppers

Assembling the subs
4-6 crusty whole wheat sub rolls
2 cups shredded cheese (use your fave variety)
  1. Combine meatballs and marinara sauce. Pile them on to the sub rolls, at least 4 per roll. 
  2. Top with shredded cheese and place them under the broiler for a few minutes to melt cheese. 
  3. Serve with grilled multi colored peppers or Coleslaw or Funky fries.

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Indian style burger

Greek lamb burger

Moroccan chicken burger

Chicken slider

Jerk Chicken burger

Fish burger

Thai chicken burger

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