Naked Meatball Sub

Naked Meatball Sub

So, I’ve been watching my carbohydrate intake for about seven months now. It doesn’t mean I don’t crave bread and pasta anymore. I mean I am Italian.  But, I’m happy to say that I’ve lost 53 lbs so far!!! 

 I grew up eating meatballs on a weekly basis, so I could never give them up. I sure do miss Sundays at my grandma’s because nobody made meatballs like she did. Now, when I want a Meatball Sub, I just make my G’mas meatballs and throw together this “Naked” version of a meatball sub. 

Naked Meatball Sub

After combining the meat with egg, spices and Parmesan cheese, I roll it into meatballs and place them on a baking sheet.

Naked Meatball Sub

By baking them at a high temperature, the meat will caramelize and turn a nice gold brown.  Of course, if you want to cook them on the stove in gravy (pasta sauce) all day, you can do that too.

Naked Meatball Sub

When the meatballs are done, place a couple in the bottom of an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella and return to the oven until the cheese melts.

Naked Meatball Sub

What you are left with is a Naked Meatball Sub you won’t want to wait to dig into!

Naked Meatball Sub

Are you a meatball sub fan? I also do this with Sausage, Peppers and Onions….Stay tuned for that one!

Naked Meatball Sub

 

Naked Meatball Sub

Naked Meatball Sub
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • tomato sauce
  • mozzarella
  • Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400.

Mix meat, eggs, Parmesan and spices thoroughly. Shape into meatballs.

Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes.

Remove from oven. Place 3-4 meatballs in an oven proof serving dish, top with tomato sauce, mozzarella and more Parmesan. Return to oven until cheese is melted.

 

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Cassandra Burke is a Forensic Scientist by day, and a Group Fitness Instructor, Swim Team Coordinator and Travel Agent by night. A Breast Cancer Survivor since 2010, she writes about her journey as well as her struggles – training for triathlons and races, struggling to get back her health, and balancing family life all while building her brand and finding her purpose after cancer. Subscribe to Cassandra’s newsletter for updates and follow @poweredbybling on social media! For endurance sport race travel and custom family vacation travel, visit her at pbbtravel.com.

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