Meatball sub

Ditch the pasta. It's the meatballs you really want.
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Recipe from: 27 October 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 25 min


  • 600
    beef mince
  • 2
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1
    small onion, finely chopped
  • 10
    parsley, chopped
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1
    grain mustard
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 3
  • 1
    dried oregano
  • 400
    baby Rosa tomatoes, halved
  • 1
    tomato pasata
  • 1
    tomato paste
  • 1
    brown sugar
  • 1
    large baguette, toasted and cut into 4
  • Grated Parmesan for sprinkling
Servings: Change Serving


In a bowl mix together beef mince, garlic, onion, parsley, lemon and mustard and egg, season well. Roll into small balls and set aside.

Heat oil in a small frying pan, add meatballs and cook in batches until golden, drain on paper towel and keep warm.

Heat olive oil, add garlic and sauté for 1 minute, add cherry tomatoes, pasata, tomato paste and sugar, simmer for 10 minutes and season well. Toss in meatballs and allow to heat through.

To assemble:

Pour a little olive oil onto each sub, top with a few meatballs and sauce and sprinkle with parmesan, and parsley, serve immediately.

Text and image:Fairlady

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