The Veggie Meatball Sub???

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So what’s up with everyone that eats meat that love “The Meatball Sub”?  Everywhere I look,  especially on US TV channels I see people chomping on these soft baguettes with marinara sauce and cheese oozing out!  And for somebody who doesn’t eat meat, it has left me intrigued for a very long time!…

Having also a major love of the TV show “Friends” growing up, we all know about Joey’s absolute obsession and fascination with food! Especially the meatball sub!!

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I have made my own vegetarian version but used ready made frozen soya protein balls.  I will however figure a way to make a home made version very soon.  If any of you lovely people have a vegetarian (meat)ball recipe,  please send me the link.  For now I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

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Have a super Sunday friends! Much love D x

INGREDIENTS

Large packet of quorn/soya frozen meatballs
2 tbsp olive oil
400-500g crushed tomato passata
1 onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tomato diced
½ tsp salt or to taste
½ vegetable stock cube
⅓ tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp sugar
½ tsp garlic granules
½ dried oregano
1 tsp barbecue sauce

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Fresh baguettes
Slice cheese
Butter

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METHOD

• Heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium saucepan, once it is hot shallow fry off the soya balls upon instruction.  (Mine said to cook for 5 minutes in just a little oil at first then to cook and simmer in a sauce of my choice) once done, set aside

• In a large saucepan heat up another tablespoon of oil and sauté off the onion and garlic.  Throw in the tomatoes cook for a few minutes

• Pour in the tomato passata and add all seasoning and spices plus the bbq sauce  Bring to a gentle simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes

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• Carefully place all the meatballs into the marinara sauce, combine well and leave on a low heat, cover again and simmer for 15-20 minutes

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• Heat up the baguettes, I used ones that had to be baked, slice, butter and place cheese slices on the base of the baguette

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• Spoon in the veg meatballs and sauce on top of the cheese, so that it melts the cheese and Simply Devour!
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34 thoughts on “The Veggie Meatball Sub???

  1. Dimple, your “meatball” sub looks delicious! Dripping sauce, oozing cheese, and that baguette…yum. It looks so good, I think even I [a meat eater] would be fooled and could fall in love with this sandwich 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. I think people love the meatball sub because it is a comforting meal you can hold and eat on the go (might get messy though). It combines carbs, protein and dairy–things people just love. I am not a sub person, more of a meatballs and pasta gal. Your veggie meatball option intrigues me as I am trying to eat less meat. I see veggie balls all the time in the frozen goods aisle so one day I will have to be brave and try it!

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