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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Meatball Sub

Easy weeknight or busy weekend Dinner!! Healthy version of yummy meatball subs!

Add your favorite sides to make a delicious well balanced meal! The hamburger bun saves points & calories!


Homemade Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef 96% lean

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 large egg

  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon salt

Meatball Subs:

  • 24 meatballs homemade or frozenl

  • 2 cups 0 point marinara sauce

  • 8 hot dog buns

  • 1 ½ cups light mozzarella

If Your Making Meatballs:

  • Mix all the ingredients for homemade meatballs in a large bowl. Form 24 meatballs.

  • Add meatballs to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Turn the meatballs every minute or so to brown the outside.

  • Once the meatballs are brown, turn the heat to low and slowly add the marinara sauce. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet with a lid, and cook for 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160F.

If You're Using Frozen Meatballs:

  • Heat the marinara sauce in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the sauce starts to simmer, add in the meatballs and cover. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the meatballs are warm, about 25 minutes.

To Make the Meatball Subs:

  • While the meatballs are cooking, place the buns on a baking sheet and position the top rack in your oven 6" inches below the broiler.

  • Preheat the broiler. Add 3 meatballs to each roll. Top with marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella. Set the baking sheet under the broiler and cook until the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes. Be careful the buns don't burn.

8 Subs:

149 calories

4g fat

7g carbs

14g protein

not including bun

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