Thursday, May 16, 2013

A No-Recipe Meal: Meatball Subs

This a favorite of ours and so easy.  It's great for those evenings when schedules get crazy and kids are eating at different times.

You need:
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
meatballs (I buy the frozen bagged kind)
mozzarella cheese
sub buns

Pour the jar of sauce into a saucepan and heat up the meatballs on low till they are heated through.  Place as many meatballs as you like onto the bread (I estimate about 6 small meatballs per person), along with some sauce.  I use anything from a fresh French bread loaf to (desperation) hotdog buns.  Sometimes I toast the buns if they are too soft so they don't get soggy.

Top with mozzarella cheese.  Leaving the sandwiches opened, I put them in a 350 degree oven till the mozzarella cheese is melted and browning just a bit and they are all warm and toasty.

11 comments :

  1. I think I read at one point that you don't eat meat. How do you cook to meet everyone's tastes/needs in your family? I struggle with this and feel like a short-order cook most nights.

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  2. Thanks for the idea! I just asked my kids if they would like meatball subs for dinner tonight, and they said yes!

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  3. My youngest of 3 just graduated college, but I used to make this alot! (At one point I was going to 7 ball games a week) You can also
    put them in the crockpot, just not for 8 hours. They do good on low for 4-6.

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  4. HA! Too funny Sarah. I made these last night and got the recipe from you from an old post. My kiddos love them.

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  5. Yum! That is the perfect meal for a crazy day!!

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  6. We make these too for supper - usually with simple meatballs I made and froze beforehand. We love to top them with lettuce, tomatoes and pepperoncini. Yum!

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  7. Thank you, Sarah! We will do this tonight! :)

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  8. I've been making these almost once a week during crazy baseball season thanks to you! :)

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  9. thank you so much for posting these "no recipe meals." i have three little ones, with a fourth on the way and most of my cooking these days is of this variety! i love the new ideas. and i always love your other posts, too. thanks for being an encouragement to me!

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  10. ooh, that's something I will be trying! Thanks for posting.

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