Recipe: Meatball sub sandwich

Meatball sub sandwich

Do you fancy meatballs? This no-fuss recipe utilises Findus Meatballs to save on the time-consuming, skillful effort of making homemade meatballs, and shows you haw to make a perfect sub served complete with fries. 

Makes: 4 servings


  • 16-20 Findus Meatballs
  • Butter or margerine for frying
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 800 g canned crushed tomatoes (polpa)
  • 400 g canned peeled whole tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 crusty sub rolls
  • 285 g shredded provolone or Italian 4-cheese blend
  • Shredded basil (sweet) or shredded rucola (spicy) leaves, for garnish
  • Oven chips (cooked according to package instructions) to serve


  1. Heat some butter or margerine in a frying pan. Heat the meatballs for 9-10 minutes. (If you prefer to use a microwave (750W), put the meatballs in a bowl without a lid and heat on full power for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally). Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and garlic. When garlic starts sizzling, add herbs and crushed pepper and allow oil to infuse for half a minute.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and season sauce with salt and pepper.
  4. Bring sauce to a bubble, reduce heat, and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Combine meatballs and sauce. Place 4-5 meatballs in each sub.
  6. Top with shredded cheese and place subs under broiler to melt cheese.
  7. Top with shredded basil or arugula and serve with a pile of oven fries.

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