Monday, May 2, 2011

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

I am so glad I stumbled upon this genious idea of mozzarella stuffed meatballs over at Picky Palate.  The Hubs and I LOVE meatball sandwiches! LOVE THEM! We love them so much that we drove all the way to Salt Lake City 3 times in 1 week (from where we lived that was about 45 miles there and back) just to get a famous meatball sandwich at "Moochies Meatballs" (if your not familiar with Moochies, Moochies is a delicious little "Dive" from Diners Drives-Ins, and Dives or a.k.a. Triple D in our house, that is located in Salt Lake City)  If you haven't eaten there and live in Utah I highly suggest you eat there! And eat there soon! (Oh how I miss Moochies!) Anyways, Back to stuffed meatballs! When I saw this recipe I knew at once that I had to make it cause I knew The Hubs would Love it! And let me tell you, this is a definite repeat dish in our house! These sandwiches are soooooooo yummy! My photos can't even do these babies justice! I promise, take my word for it! Make these, even the kids will love the surprise center that is oh so melty and gooey in these meatballs!

(I know this isn't the greatest pic but can't you just see all that yummy mozzarella flowing out of the meatball! Yum!)
For the Meatballs:

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon hot sauce, like Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Ten 1-inch Mozzarella balls

For the Sandwich:
4 white sub rolls

4 slices of provolone cheese

Bottle of your favorite Marinara Sauce

(This is how The Hubs likes his, with pepperoni over the top, also really good!)
Mix together all of the ingredients above, except for the mozzarella balls.  Mix till well combined.  Next, take about 1/4 cup of the meat and form a ball. Taking your thumb, press down into the center of the meatball, and form what looks like a nest for the mozzarella ball to go.  Place 1 mozz ball into the center of each meatball, and form the meat around the ball, making sure that all of the sides are sealed nice and tight.

Place your stuffed meatballs into a lightly oiled baking dish, large enough to accomidate all of your meatballs. ( I used an 8x8)  Next place them into the oven at *350 and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.

Take 4 sub Rolls, slice them in half, lengthwise, and place 2-3 meatballs on each roll. Pour a little of your favorite marinara sauce over the top of the meatballs, a slice of provolone cheese, and place under the broiler till the cheese melts (about 1-2 minutes)


(Recipe Source: Picky Palate)


  1. I've honestly never had a meatball sandwich,but you have me convinced. I will try one! Thanks for posting the recipe! And, I looked up the address--I just happen to live a mere 30 minutes from Moochies. I will check it out.:)

  2. I love meatball sandwhiches! When I go to Subway with Dusty, he always gets healthy sandwhiches and I get the saucy meatball sandwhich with all its saucy goodness! Bookmarked!

  3. Ooooohh Yum!! Looks delish! : )


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