We love our meatballs and have many recipes for them. These are Italian style but are minimalist when it comes to ingredients. Using high quality 80-20 ground beef will yield the best results here. Our favorite application for these is this Italian Meatball Sub sandwich with just enough marinara sauce to make it messy and a generous amount of Parmigiano Reggiano on top.
100% Beef Meatballs
What we like the most about these meatballs is that the beef has a chance to shine through. There is just a bit of oregano and parsley but does not have any Parmigiano or Pecorino cheese, which is a bit different than a lot of recipes out there. Although we do like cheese in our meatballs, it’s not always necessary and when we want the protein to shine through, we leave it out.
If you are looking for another great meatball recipe, we included a pork and beef version in our cookbook, Mangiamo! Learn more about it HERE (Magiamo: The cookbook).
A Hint of Spice
Getting your hands on Calabrian chili peppers isn’t very hard and it’s worth it! There is a great flavor when adding it to these meatballs that is just hard to replicate with anything else.
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Italian Meatball Sub Sandwiches! If you give them a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
Looking for more recipes like this? Check these out:
- Italian-Style Meatloaf
- Baked Rigatoni with Tomato Herb Meat Sauce
- Fettuccine with Winter Spiced Cream Sauce and Rosemary Sage Meatballs
- Mozzarella Stuffed Sausage Meatballs
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