Saturday, April 25, 2015

From the Kitchen - The Empty Nest

Meatball Subs

Here's another great recipe from my Empty Nest Cookbook. Let's dive right in, cuz when we're done, you'll want to dive right in.

Start with bread crumbs, and grated Parmesan cheese. I use Italian crumbs, but any flavor will do. It's all according to one's taste.


a dab of oil,

add the ground turkey and mix. Of course, you can use group beef. It's all according to one's taste.
I use my cookie scoop, which makes uniform meatballs. Sorta.

Yup, here they are. Read to go in the oven. 
When I pick up ground turkey, I divide it into roughly quarter pound portions and freeze them. Then I  can take out a pack and make one sandwich at a time.
Of course, ya'll can make as many as you want. It's all according to one's taste.

While the meatballs are a baking, I slice green bell pepper and vidalia onion. You can use whatever color pepper you want, and what ever kind of onion you want. It's all according to one's taste.

Then I mix the ingredients for the sauce.

Saute the veggies, and add the sauce.

While the meatballs are baking, and the sauce is saucing, prepare the roll. I use french rolls, but other kinds of rolls or bread will work. It's all according to one's taste.

I sprinkle on shredded mozzarella, and put it oven until the cheese melts. You can use sliced mozzarella if you wish. It's all according to one's taste.

Then I pile on the baked meatballs, add the sauce, and call it good.

Gotta love those onions and peppers. Of course you can pile on the meatballs, add the sauce, and then top with cheese, and broil it that way as well. It's all according to one's taste.

I'll tell you one thing. I make it according to my taste, and you know what?
Is it ever good.
Happy Saturday

Meatball Subs
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1 Tbsp seasoned bread crumbs
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 lb. ground turkey breast
1/2 Tsp canola oil
2 Hoagie buns or French rolls, sliced
1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 C sliced onion
1/4 C ketchup
1/2 medium green pepper
1 Tsp brown sugar
1/4 Tsp ground mustard

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine 2 Tbsp chopped onion, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, turkey breast and 1/2 Tsp canola oil. Mix well, shape into 1 inch meatballs (about 12). Place on baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, bake 8-12 minutes, or until no longer pink in middle. Remove from pan, set aside. Open buns and lay on pan, open side up. Sprinkle with layer of Mozzarella cheese. Set aside. Meanwhile, add olive oil to small skillet, add onion and peppers, sauté until tender. Add ketchup, brown sugar and ground mustard to skillet. Stir until mixed. Cover and heat on low 15 minutes. Add meatballs to heat through. While mixture is heating, place pan with rolls in oven. Watching carefully, bake until cheese is melted. Top with meatballs and sauce. 2 servings

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