Italian Meatball Subs Recipe

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Oven baked meatballs, marinara sauce, and provolone cheese, create these delicious Italian Meatball subs.

This is a great game day recipe, or a simple recipe for lunch or supper. The original recipe calls for Italian sub rolls, but if you don’t have them available hoagie buns work out just fine. This recipe makes 4, if you need more double the recipe.

Italian Meatball Subs Recipe
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Recipe type: Game Day
Serves: 4
  • 1 ¼ pound ground chuck
  • ¾ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hoagie buns (or 6 inch Italian sub rolls)
  • 1⅓ cups marinara sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese (sliced thin)
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs in the bottom of a large bowl. Place the burger on top of the eggs and then add the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder; using your hands mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Divide meat mixture into 12 - 2 inch meatballs and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads an internal temperature of 160F, and meatballs are browned. Remove meatballs to a plate and discard any accumulated fat. Line now empty baking sheet with parchment paper, slice buns, and place 3 meatballs on each bun. Pour ⅓ cup marinara sauce over the meatballs on each bun and top with a slice of cheese. Return to the oven and cook until heated through and cheese is melted – serve hot.

Adapted from Cooks Country

Mexican Meatball Subs Recipe

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Mexican Meatball Subs Recipe

I have wanted to make this Mexican Meatball Subs Recipe for quite some time now and for some reason kept putting it off. So last night I decided to get it done. This is a very simple recipe. Most of the time involved is baking the meatballs so there is very little prep time. I prepared the recipe as written, and as far as seasoning goes, it was perfect for my taste; which I like kind of mild. It would be real easy to heat these meatballs up a little bit. I used mild green chilies, but if you use the hot verity I ‘m sure it would do the trick, if you like it hot.

Total cooking time on this recipe was about 30 minutes and it makes 4 hoagie size subs. This would be a great game day or party recipe, just double or triple as needed. Enjoy


1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 egg

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces-divided)

1 can chopped green chilies (4 ounce)

4 teaspoons dried onion flakes (divided)

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup shredded cheddar

4 Hoagie or Brat buns


Preheat oven to 350F.

1. Combine ground beef, rolled oats, egg, chili powder and salt. (hands work great for this)then mix in 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons of green chilies and 3 teaspoons of dried onion.

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2. Divide and shape into 12 meatballs. Place meatballs on a foil lined baking pan, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink inside.

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3. While the meatballs are cooking prepare the sauce. Using the remaining tomato sauce in a small sauce pan, add the garlic powder, remaining green chilies, and the rest of the dried onion flakes. Cook on low heat to blend the flavors, cooking until hot.

5. To serve place 3 meatballs on a bun, top with the sauce, and shredded cheddar.