Meatball Sub Bowls

A sandwich you can hold in the palm of your hand! 😍🤪🥪

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Total time: 60 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people

4 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp yeast

1 3/4 cup warm water

3 heads of garlic

1 lb ground beef

2 tsp Italian seasoning

3/4 breadcrumbs

2 tbsp parsley

2 tbsp parmesan

1 egg

2 tsp olive oil

Salt, to taste

Marinara sauce

Mozzarella cheese


Tools

Colander

Foil

Slotted pasta spoon


Step 1/5

For bread: Mix the flour, salt, yeast, and water, then knead bread until it no longer sticks adding flour as needed. Cover with a damp towel and place in fridge for at least 3 hours. You can use pre-made bread dough or if you do not want to make your own.

Step 2/5

Divide into three equal parts and shape into balls. Place a whole garlic into the center of each ball and close with dough. Make a hole through one end of the ball and place a piece of foil to create a handle, let rest for 30 minutes in a warm area. Once ready, place in pre-heated oven at 375 °F for 25 minutes.

Step 3/5

Remove from oven, cut off tops and remove garlic cloves - if not fully roasted wrap in foil and bake for an additional 30-45 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, mash garlic through a colander. Rub some of this roasted garlic paste inside the bread and put the remaining past in a medium mixing bowl.

Step 4/5

Into the medium mixing bowl, add round beef, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, parsley, grated parmesan cheese, oil, salt to taste, and egg. Mix together. Using a slotted pasta spoon, make small meatballs using the hole in the center of the spoon by pressing down on the meat mix. Place these balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet for 15 minutes at 375 °F.

Step 5/5

Pour marinara sauce into the garlic-lined bread bowls, then top with meatballs and mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes at 350 °F or until cheese is melted. Enjoy.