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Italian Meatball Subs

Ingredients
  Nonstick cooking spray 1
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped garlic 3 Teaspoon, divided
  Italian crushed tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can, Undrained)
  Bay leaves 2
  Dried basil leaves 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided
  Dried oregano leaves 2 Teaspoon, divided
  Black pepper 3⁄4 Teaspoon, divided
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped green onions 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Egg white 1
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Dried marjoram leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  French bread rolls 4 , warmed and cut in half lengthwise
Directions

1. Spray large nonstick saucepan with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion and 2 teaspoons garlic. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add tomatoes with juice, bay leaves, 2 teaspoons basil, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and red pepper flakes; cover. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves.
2. Combine meat, green onions, bread crumbs, parsley, egg white, water, remaining 1 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon basil, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, marjoram and mustard in medium bowl until well blended. Shape into 16 small meatballs.
3. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs. Cook 5 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in centers, turning occasionally.
4. Add meatballs to tomato sauce. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Place 4 meatballs in each roll. Spoon additional sauce over meatballs. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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