Homemade Meatball Subs are a delicious weeknight meal. No need to stop at the sub shop anymore.
In high school I worked at a sandwich shop. It was the local hangout for all us teenagers. I’d go to work from 4-8 pm. I’d then go home to change and go right back to socialize. It was a great place to work. The management was lax to an incredible fault. We certainly ate into their profits with all our late night snacking.
Man, that snacking was the best! We’d munch on chips, cookies (and cookie dough), bread, and my personal favorite: one little meatball enveloped by a piece of cheese. Needless to say, I gained 10 pounds that year. But at the time it was worth it. Those meatballs were so good!
I still love meatballs covered in cheese, but I’m more mindful of how I eat them. Now I prefer lean turkey and I prefer baked meatballs to meatballs browned in oil. I must confess, I've had some trouble with baked meatballs in the past. They tasted dry and flavorless.
That is until today. These baked meatballs have broken my streak of meatball bad luck! They are so juicy and tender, they are like buttah. I added Italian sausage to the mix for some spice and for more flavor. Aside from the turkey and the sausage, there are only a handful of ingredients.
The most important ingredient being white bread soaked in milk. It really keeps the meatballs tender and moist. The other important tip is to NOT over mix your meat mixture! That will make your taste buds unhappy.
These baked meatballs are simple and delicious! They would make any pasta dish proud! I haven’t had a good Italian meatball sandwich in ages and recently found myself craving one. These meatballs make for one incredible sandwich. Especially with the gooey smoked mozzarella and the homemade marinara.
I’m totally re-living my youth with this sandwich. Makes for a tasty trip down memory lane!
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