I feel like I should be sharing a grilled chicken recipe or some sort of fresh fruit salad or cold soup - but instead I'm sharing Meatball Subs :) Because they're THE BOMB and because they're one of my most requested meals from the boys in my house.
I found the recipe on Big Mamas blog years ago and have made it dozens of times since then. I typically double the recipe since everyone in my house loves these and I'm a fan of leftovers. Here is the single batch recipe...
I was out of garlic powder, so I omitted the salt and threw in garlic salt instead.
(Note: this is TWICE what you will need for a regular recipe)
Combine the meat, eggs and all of the dry ingredients.
I cover my pizza pan with foil and give it a quick spray with cooking spray.
Once everything is combined, form 3" (or so) meatballs. I've found that using my 1/3 measuring cup portions out the perfect amount.
Bake the meatballs at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Flip them over and then bake for another 5 minutes.
Have the sauce simmering on the stove and then just pop the meatballs in the sauce until you are ready to serve. I will typically prep this in the afternoon and let them simmer until dinnertime.
My kids aren't really able to "handle" a meatballs sandwich yet (holy, mess!) so I cut them up for them and serve them with the roll on the side.
I will typically broil the rolls in the oven to get them toasty and then cut the meatballs in half and put them right on top. Extra sauce and cheese on top and you're ready to go!
If you don't feel like subs two nights in a row, there's always lots of sauce left over and some nights I'll cook a bit of pasta and serve the meatballs and sauce over that.
So my question is this... I've never made homemade marinara sauce. Do any of y'all have a great recipe for some? This is something that I'd LOVE to try, but would love to attempt a "tried and true" recipe if possible.