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Tricia’s Meatball Subs

Posted By Tricia H On October 28, 2010 @ 5:45 pm In batch cooking,Beef,Meat,Recipes | 7 Comments

“Mama? When are we having meatball subs again?”

Talk about simple. Plus delicious and filling. And just four ingredients to happy tummies. It’s a hit in my family – with five children, ranging from preschoolers to teens.
You can use a bag of frozen, store-bought meatballs. I use homemade because they are better for you and taste delicious

I recently socked away some meatballs and meatloaves when I did a bit of big-shop cooking [3]. I invested about half an hour forming the meatballs by hand. Here’s a quick run down on the meatball batch:

  • Approximately 2.5 lbs ground beef (only 1.25 lbs served each meal)
  • Two end pieces sandwich bread – pinched into bread crumbs by hand (no eggs for us because of allergies [4])
  • 1 cup mozarella cheese
  • 1-2 tsp Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt [5] (can substitute dash each of salt, black pepper, garlic salt)

Mix all ingredients and form meatballs by hand. I placed them on a cookie sheet to freeze then later moved them to a zip top freezer bag.

When it was time for meatball subs, I pulled out a batch. I cooked the meatballs, from frozen, at 350 degrees for half an hour.

• Meatballs – enough for your family (ours equaled $3.33- a splurge on Angus Beef)
• Spaghetti sauce – your favorite ($0.98 Hunts Garlic & Herb)
• 1 cup mozzarella cheese ($0.97)
• Hoagie (4) or hot dog buns (8) (2 packs for $0.99)

Total = $6.27 for our family of seven. Plus leftovers for Dad’s lunch!

For each serving, just load about four or five meatballs into your bun.

Top with spaghetti sauce and cheese.

The End.

Easy to fix. Easily becomes a favorite.

Any leftover meatballs can be served over spaghetti another night. In fact, a fellow homeschool mother brought us this meal with an accompanying zip top storage bag full of cooked spaghetti noodles. Now I make sure I make batches of meatballs so I am ready to do the same. For more specific details on this round of meatballs and meatloaves, see Basic Beef [6].



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