Turkey Meatball Sandwich
These delicious (and kind of healthy!) Sandwiches are for Superbowl Sunday! I tried to just slightly switch up a traditional meatball sub. I made the meatballs with ground turkey instead of beef. They finished their cooking in a fresh, zippy tomato sauce, and was topped with freshly shredded mozzarella and a julliene of basil. I served the sandwich on a lightly toasted baguette that was drizzled with olive oil and rubbed with raw garlic.
These can be made slightly ahead of time, and then wrapped tightly with tin foil. This will keep them warm and all of the cheese will be gooey and melted. Keep them in a warm oven, and serve them up with napkins! This sandwich is so incredibly full of flavor and textures, while still being a bit “heart healthy”! Please Enjoy!
Turkey Meatballs, makes 8 sandwiches
1lb ground turkey
½ cup finely grated Parmesan
1 Tbs dried greek oregano
1 Tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups fresh tomato sauce (or high quality jarred sauce)
2 large baguettes, cut into 4 pieces
1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
fresh basil, julienned
2 Cloves of raw whole garlic, peeled
Mix all of these ingredients in a medium bowl until they are completely combined.
With clean hands, roll the turkey into medium sized meatballs and set on a sheet of parchment.
Bring a saucepan of salted water to a simmer.
Place the meatballs in the simmering water and cook until they are just cooked through, and float to the top of the water.
Remove the meatballs from the water with a strainer and reserve.
When all of the meatballs have been cooked, use the saucepan to heat the tomato sauce.
Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce and simmer on low until the meatballs are warmed through and hot.
Split a baguette and slice in half. Drizzle the baguette with olive oil.
Toast the baguette until golden.
Rub the toast with a clove of raw garlic.
Fill the baguette with the meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and fresh basil.
Cut each baguette half in half and serve hot. Enjoy!