This post is less of a recipe and more like food porn/bragging/dinner ideas!
So last weekend we ended up eating at A Taste of Italy and I ordered the meatball sub. It was amazingly good and my boyfriend suggested we make it again at home. His recipe of meatballs is pretty straight forward:
1 lb ground beef (we buy 90/10), 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1 egg (scrambled), 1/4 cup ketchup all mixed together
Make golf ball size meatballs and place them each in a cupcake tray with two spoonfuls of your sauce of choice. I learned this trick from him. They each get their own sauce bath and come out moist and perfect.
After they baked for 40 minutes (you gotta play with the cook time – depends on the size you make), we took them out of the cupcake trays and put them all together in a bread loaf pan and smothered them with more sauce and mozzarella slices. We baked them for 10 more minutes to get the cheese to melt. We also threw in the sub bread to toast.
Pull it all out and assemble your sandwich. It was so amazing and I had two meals worth of leftovers!!
If you live in Wilmington, NC, I DEFINITELY recommend going to A Taste of Italy. Its on College Rd near Wrightsville Rd. It’s where we go to buy lady fingers when we make Tiramisu and always grab a sandwich while we are there. Click the picture below to look around their website which has a menu and location hours. You won’t regret going!