Thursday, August 2, 2012

Meatball Parm Subs

               So I am adding a new section to my blog: What I Am Buying Up. What you can expect to find here will be items that I find helpful in the kitchen or new products I want to try out. I already have featured some items on the site so I will add them to this section ASAP.
                The item I am highlighting today is Mama Lucia Frozen Meatballs. I know what you are thinking….Make your own meatballs, girl! Or maybe….. Didn’t your Momma teach you how to make meatballs?  And my response is….Yes, I will make my own meatballs the way I was taught, when I have time! And time, well, I just don’t have that much of it lately. I don’t know where it all goes but when I figure that out I’ll let you know. J
                And so yes, I used and will continue to use frozen meatballs during these hectic times. And when I am left with a few hours to chill at home or a rainy day keeps me indoors, I’ll buy some chop meat and roll my own meatballs. However in the meantime, I’ll use these and enjoy the lack of clean-up, hours of simmering, and skimming the grease! And I hope you too, give yourself a break and use these. They are really very good and with either your own sauce (I always have some frozen) or a jarred one jazzed up with some fresh herbs, they will be sure to please. Enjoy…..

Meatball Parm Subs
Servings: 2

OBJ: TCW be able to save time and energy by purchasing meatballs rather than making them

8 meatballs, frozen (from a 25.6 ounce bag-Mama Lucia Fully Cooked Italian Style Meatballs)
1 Cup marinara sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2, 6 inch sub rolls, cut open like a sub except DON’T go all the way through, only ¾ way
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
S & P: Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. In a sauce pan, heat marinara and prepare meatballs according to stovetop heating instructions
3. In a medium size casserole dish, arrange rolls so that they are snug and openings are faced up
4. Place and spread about ¼ C mozzarella on bottom of each roll. Cut meatballs in half and spoon about 4 meatballs (8 halves) onto each sub, spoon extra sauce over meatballs
5. Sprinkle remaining cheese over each sub so that the meatballs and sauce are almost covered:

6. Sprinkle Parmesan, basil and S & P over each and place on middle shelf of oven
7. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until edges of bread are starting to toast, cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown
8. Remove from oven and use tongs to place on plates

1 comment:

  1. That is a great idea for a busy working family, but it also works for senior citizens who don't have the energy to stand and make their own.