Exploding Meatball Sub


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Name: Exploding Meatball Sub

Inspired by: How I Met Your Mother

Serving Size: 4 sandwich rolls

Secret Ingredient: More marinara sauce

"More marinara sauce!" - Barney Stinson


Making the Meatballs

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Parmesean cheese
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp each of basil, oregano, sage, rosemary, and thyme
  • 1 pinch each of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Beat the egg in a large bowl, and add the other ingredients.
  3. Use your hands to mix until just combined.
  4. Shape mixture into balls, and place balls into the wells of a mini muffin pan.
  5. Bake in oven until cooked through (about 15 minutes).

Completing the Exploding Meatball Sub

You will need:

  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Meatballs
  • 4 hoagie bread rolls
  • Fresh basil and shredded mozzarella cheese, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Heat the sauce and broth in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the cooked meatballs and simmer (about 5 minutes).
  3. Spread a layer of sauce on each cut open roll.
  4. Top with meatballs, another healthy layer of sauce, cheese, and herbs.
  5. Space hoagie rolls apart in a baking sheet, and toast in the preheated oven just enough for the cheese to melt (about 5 minutes).
  6. Enjoy your well-deserved meatball sub (but try not to spill marinara sauce on your suit).

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