Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
55 Min
Italian Marinara subway meatballs
Ingredients : 
For the meatballs : 
  • 450 g Minced Beef
  • 300 g Pork Sausage Meat
  • 75 g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 100 ml Milk
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 1 tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Small Egg
  • 75 g Grated Parmesan
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbs Extra Virgin Oil
For the Sauce : 
  • 2 tins of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 1 tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 60 ml Tomato Paste
  • 30 ml Extra Virgin Oil
  • 1 tsp of Dry Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Chilli Flakes

' What could me more iconic than Meatballs in tomato sauce, when thinking about Italian food ? Ok maybe Lasagne. '

'Italian Meatballs in a Marinara sauce, this recipe shows you how to make the most delicious , juicy meatballs ever drenched in a Marinara sauce. Great for making the perfect Meatball Sub Sandwich, just add cheese.'


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Method :
Method : For the Meatballs : 
  • For these meatballs you need to make a 'Panada' that is made by soaking breadcrumbs in some milk. So you need to get some fresh bread and process it in a food processor to make 75 g of fresh breadcrumbs, then add these to 100 ml of full fat milk to form a thick paste. Set this aside while you get on with the rest of the recipe.
  • Dice up your onion and set aside
  • Grate up the parmesan cheese
  • Beat the egg in a small bowl or glass.
  • Put the Mince Beef and Sausage meat in a bowl and with your hand mash it up until smooth. 
  • Mix in the diced onnion and garlic with your hands.
  • Season the mince with salt & pepper
  • Then mix in the Parmesan, oregano, egg and the Panada and combine with your hands

  • Divide the mixture up into approx. 1 inch balls (You should get 18 - 24 meatballs). When doing this make sure your hands are wet to stop the meat sticking to them.
  • Fry the meatballs in batches to fit your pan, in some extra virgin olive oil until they are brown all over (5 - 10 mins)
  • You can add the meatballt to the sauce and simmer for a further 10 - 15 mins to finish off cooking.
For the Sauce : 
  • Peal your onion and just slice it in half, then throw it into a thick bottom or cast iron cooking pot.
  • Add the two tins of chopped tomatoes and the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and stir. Turn on the heat and start to bring it to the boil.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan, Garlic, Oregano, Black Pepper & Tomato Paste.
  • Mix this together with a wooden spoon. 
  • When the sauce is boiling reduce to a low simmer.
  • You need to simmer this sauce for at least 45 minutes , the longer the better.
  • When the sauce is finished remove the onion and then if you wish you can blend the sauce, I just get a potato masher in there and mash it down.

  ' If you like a classic Subway Meatball Sandwich then you are going to love these.......'

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