Must Try Mighty Meatballs!

in #food5 years ago (edited)

How is it possible that I existed on earth for more than 25 years without having a meatball sandwich? And now- Meatball Mondays?

The last time my boyfriend went home, he had what he claimed were the best meatball subs he's ever had. Then, we were both wondering why they don't sell them here. So, we found a few recipes online to make our own. The first batch we made wasn't as good as we would have liked. Following a complicated recipe that called for beef and pork (when neither of us are fans of ground pork), wasn't as good as the ratings seemed to be.


Recently, we were watching a TV series (which I forget the name of now), and the main character ordered a meatball sub at a deli-Which ignited a new craving for them. So this time, we scoured far and wide to find a better recipe sans pork. And now I believe we won't ever need to search again.

Thanks to Steemit now, for allowing me to never lose this recipe- As I can just go back to my blogs and reread what I jotted down :)


If you never had meatballs this way before- I definitely suggest you give it a try. Make sure if at all possible you order non-local beef, as in my opinion imported beef from Australia or USA tasts much better (And more authentic to the recipes you'll be crafting).


Ingredients for the meatballs:

  • 1/2 kg, ground beef ( 85% lean, 15% fat)
  • 1 handful of day-old Italian bread soaked in milk and squeezed out
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
  • dash of salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes
  • marinara sauce

Ingredients for the garlic bread:

  • French bread
  • 5 cloves shaved garlic
  • butter
  • parsley

You will also need 500g of Pasta.


  • Sauté onions and garlic in a pan with olive oil just until it gets translucent, set aside t cool down before adding with the rest of the ingredients.


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
  • Once onions and garlic cooled down, add all the ingredients into a big bowl; meat, cheese, eggs, parsley, breadcrumbs, moist bread, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, onions, and garlic.


  • Mix well with your hands.


  • Divide into three meatballs and place in cast iron pan. If you don't have any cast iron pan at home, you can just place the meatballs in any baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes but make sure to check the meatballs after 15 minutes to make sure that they're not burning. The temperature of your oven will depend on the type of oven you have at home. Make sure you set your timer.


  • Remove the meatballs from the oven, drain the oil and pour in the sauce.


  • Finish baking in the oven for about ten to twelve minutes. Set aside to cool down and bake the garlic bread.


Instructions for making the garlic bread:

  • Roughly chop the parsley. Shave the garlic and set aside. Melt the butter in a pan (do not bring to a boil) and add the shaved garlic.


  • Cut the French bread into four pieces.

  • Brush the melted butter onto the bread, coating it evenly.


  • Wrap with foil and bake the bread at 200°c for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven, unwrap the foil and bake again for another 5 minutes. This will leave you with crispy baguette that's soft on the inside. ;)


Cook your Pasta:

  • Do this while your baking the bread. I cook my pasta for about 7 minutes and toss with a little olive oil after draining the water.

You can also use the same recipe to make smaller meatballs too if you want, just like we did a few days later. ^_-


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Speaking of banana, I recently found out about sandwiches popular in Venezuela. They use fried green plantains instead of bread!

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They look truly delicious. I like a little lamb in my meatballs. Better than ground pork to my mind:)

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Your recipe for making meatballs is quite different from other meatball I tasted. It's more healthier and delicious. Good for snacks or breakfast.

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