Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Meatball Sub Sandwiches

"These hearty sandwiches are terrific for weekends and watching football. Kim Marie Van Rheenen of Mendota, Illinois simmers the meatballs in a tangy barbecue sauce rather than the traditional Italian red sauce."
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55 m servings
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  1. Cut a thin slice off the top of each bun; scoop out bread from inside. Cover buns and tops with plastic wrap; set aside. Crumble 1/3 cup of the removed bread and place in a bowl. Add the beef, egg, milk, diced onion, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape into eight meatballs, about 1-1/2 in. each.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, cook meatballs for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon; set aside. In the same skillet, saute green pepper and sliced onion in oil until tender. Remove with a slotted spoon; set aside. Stir flour into skillet. Add chili sauce and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and mustard. Add meatballs, green pepper and onion; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, warm buns at 325 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Spoon meatballs and sauce into buns; replace tops.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 sandwich equals 517 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 1,205 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

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Most helpful positive review

One of my husband's favorite sandwiches is meatball subs. Therefore, I decided to find a recipe and surprise him. After one bite, he said that it was the best meatball sub that he had ever had. ...

Most helpful critical review

This tasted very nice but did not have the bbq flavour i was expecting.

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One of my husband's favorite sandwiches is meatball subs. Therefore, I decided to find a recipe and surprise him. After one bite, he said that it was the best meatball sub that he had ever had. ...

Very good meal sandwich (not a lunch thing unless you're REAL hungry). I will definitely double the sauce next time as others have suggested. It was VERY good and there just wasn't enough. We...

We really liked this recipe and will make it again. I will make the meatballs smaller next time, as they were so big, they fell out of the sandwich making the meal very messy. But the flavor w...

We loved this recipe. I liked it because it was simple and quick to prepare. I made a few changes. It doubled it and it still worked well. I used finely chopped garlic in the meatballs and i...

Very good. Very messy! But aren't bbq sandwiches supposed to be messy? :) We just kept eating more, even though we were stuffed. Added swiss cheese to my sandwich which was excellent, but i...

Love the sauce, but agree you need to at least double it.

Yummy!. I omitted the onions and topped it with cheese. THX

Great, I made it with mashed potatos gravy and corn, tasted great. I put more green pepper instead of onion.

Two thumbs up!

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