Meatball subs are a delicious and traditional American meal that - with a few creative ideas - can wow all your party guests! Meatball subs are great for half time of a football game or a hearty dinner in the middle of winter. The key to a great meatball sandwich is a combination of strong flavors and your own personal touches to keep it tasty and exciting.
One of the most important factors to a meatball sub is the cheese. Make sure to use a flavorful cheese, like provolone, mozzarella, or parmesan to stand out amongst the robust flavor of the meatball and tomato sauce. Remember, you can always mix cheeses to create your own personal and exciting sub. Second, a great way to add a little kick to your sandwich is to toast the baguette. This adds texture to the sub, making it crunchy in contrast to the meatball and sauce. Last, play around with your seasoning. Think garlic, red pepper flakes, and breadcrumbs. These flavors will take your meatballs up a notch. Here is a great recipe for a creative meatball sub.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix ground beef, breadcrumbs seasoning, garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese, and egg. Shape into 12 meatballs and place in a baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and scoop out some of the bread. Brush with olive oil and season with garlic powder and salt. Toast baguette in the oven until lightly toasted. Warm the spaghetti sauce over medium heat. When meatballs are done, transfer them to the sauce. Spoon meatballs onto the baguette, and top with provolone cheese. Return the sub into the oven for 2-3 minutes.
If you're sick of the classic meatball sub, switch up your normal ground beef with pork, chicken, or for you vegetarians out there, vegetables. To take it a step further, you can switch your tomato sauce with a spicy meat sauce or even pesto.