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Meatball Marinara


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Meatball Marinara

Take your meatball sub game to the next level with this fantastic recipe.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Lunch, Samwich
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 sandwiches


For the sauce

  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 150 ml of red wine
  • Handful of basil

For the meatballs

  • 500 g minced beef
  • Small handful of chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • Handful of parmesan
  • Handful of breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the sandwich
  • 4 sub rolls
  • 1 ball of mozzarella
  • Fresh basil


  • Finely dice the onion and sweat with a small knob of butter in a saucepan.
  • Once soft to the bite add your minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Then add your tomato puree and cook for a further 1 minute.
  • Then add your chopped tomatoes and wine and bubble away for 30 minutes.
  • Use to hand blender to bits until smooth and then fold through the fresh basil.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs and use to hands to mix well.
  • Top tip. Take a small portion of the meatball mix and fry in a frying pan. Once cooked taste to check for seasoning. If its under seasoned add extra salt. However if its over seasoned you can add more minced beef.
  • Once happy with the seasoning you can shape your meatballs.
  • Once shapes fry in a hot frying pan until golden brown on each side. Add the meatballs to the sauce to to finish the cooking. Simmer for 5 minutes in the sauce.
  • To assemble the sandwich. Layer the meatballs and the sauce onto the bread and add some fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. Place under a hot grill to toast the bread and melt the cheese.
  • Enjoy!

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