Classic Meatball Sub Sandwich Recipe by Lamieus

Classic Meatball Sub Sandwich Recipe by Lamieus

Introduction: Meatball subs are a comfort food favorite that never goes out of style. At Lamieus, we've put together a classic Meatball Sub Sandwich recipe that's hearty, satisfying, and perfect for meat lovers. With homemade meatballs, savory marinara sauce, and melted cheese, this recipe is a surefire hit for lunch or dinner.


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef (or a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Marinara Sauce:

  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Assembling:

  • 4 sub rolls or baguette sections
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Meatballs:

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, fresh parsley, egg, salt, and pepper.
    • Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
    • Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. You should get approximately 16 meatballs.
  2. Cook the Meatballs:

    • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a bit of olive oil.
    • Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
    • Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set them aside.
  3. Prepare the Marinara Sauce:

    • In the same skillet, add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper.
    • Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens and the flavors meld together.
  4. Assemble the Sub Sandwiches:

    • Slice the sub rolls or baguette sections in half lengthwise.
    • Place 4 meatballs on the bottom half of each roll.
    • Spoon marinara sauce over the meatballs, and sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  5. Broil and Serve:

    • Preheat your oven's broiler.
    • Place the prepared sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    • Optionally, garnish with fresh basil leaves before placing the top halves of the rolls on the sandwiches.
  6. Serve Hot:

    • Serve the Classic Meatball Sub Sandwiches hot, with extra marinara sauce for dipping if desired.

Conclusion: Lamieus' Classic Meatball Sub Sandwich is a timeless favorite that combines homemade meatballs, flavorful marinara sauce, and melted cheese, all served on a crusty roll. Whether you're enjoying it for lunch or dinner, this sandwich is sure to satisfy your cravings for a hearty and indulgent meal.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published