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Meatball Subs

Savory beef meatballs in tomato sauce on garlic bread with mozzarella and parmesan
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • fresh black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • milk as needed if meat mix is too dry
  • 1 bottle pasta sauce of your choice

For the sandwiches:

  • 4 sandwich rolls
  • sliced mozzarella cheese
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • garlic butter optional


  • Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently with your hands. You don't want to overmix the meat. Fry a small piece and taste for seasoning. Adjust as needed.
  • Form into balls and pan fry in a skillet until browned on all sides. Add the sauce and continue cooking for 30-40 minutes to allow the meatballs to cook through and everything to meld.
  • Cut the rolls, spread with garlic butter if using and toast lightly. Add the sliced mozzarella and return to the oven to allow it to melt.
  • Top with the meatballs and sauce and grated parmesan and serve!
Keyword Beef, Main Dish, Sandwich