Juicy meatballs, gooey cheese and more in these Bolognaise Meatballs and Mozzarella Subs – quick & easy, the cheater’s way !
I wanted to make Bolognaise Meatballs and Mozzarella Subs the other day, but I was not in the mood to make meatballs from scratch (let’s just call it being plain lazy!)
So, I bought some sausages, removed the casings and had instant seasoned meat just ready to form into balls. Sausage meat, in general, is perfect for this.
The specific sausages I bought were a little loose, if you know what I mean. Too loose to fry in a pan, but it worked like a charm when I baked them – kept the shape 100%.
Other than prepping and baking the meatballs, this took no time at all to get ready. I think this recipe would be a great time saver on days when there are a lot of Sport watching (and of course Subs are ideal to serve on game days).
Form the meatballs, place on a lined baking sheet, keep chilled, and pop into the oven whenever you are ready, or bake the meatballs way ahead of time and use as needed.
- 12 Beef Sausages casings removed
- 2 TB Butter
- 2 Onions thinly sliced
- 2 TB Sugar divided
- 2 1/2 cups Bolognaise Sauce (homemade or store-bought)
- 8 Hot Dog Rolls sliced lengthwise but not all the way through
- 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese grated
- Parsley to garnish
Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 20 x 20cm ( 8 inch ) oven dish with cooking oil
Form 24 meatballs with the Sausage meat – place on the prepared oven dish – bake covered (lid or aluminium foil) for 1 hour or until done
Once the meatballs are cooked – heat the Bolognaise Sauce with the remaining 1 TB Sugar in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove top – pour the warm sauce over the meatballs and bake another 15 minutes
Meanwhile, melt the Butter in a pan and saute the Onions until soft – add 1 TB Sugar and cook another minute or two until caramelized – keep aside
Place the Rolls on a lined baking sheet – spoon the caramelized Onions into each of the Rolls
Add three meatballs (and sauce) to each Roll – top with grated Mozzarella and place under the grill element of the oven until the cheese has melted and is bubbly
Garnish with Parsley and serve immediately