These sandwiches are delicious! My family raved about them. I will be making these often. I got the recipe from Rachael Ray magazine.
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- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef, pork and veal mix (I use all ground beef)
- 2⁄3 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄3 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup pecorino romano cheese, grated
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons onions, grated
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- 1⁄2 tablespoon rubbed sage or 1/2 tablespoon ground sage
- fresh nutmeg
- extra virgin olive oil, for generous drizzling
- 8 deli slices mild provolone cheese or 8 sharp provolone cheese
- 1 (15 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
- 4 ciabatta rolls (or fresh Italian rolls)
- Heat a large skillet or griddle pan over medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl, combine the meat mixture, breadcrumbs, parsley, pecorino-romano, egg, garlic, onion, milk and sage; season with nutmeg, salt and lots of pepper.
- Form the mixture into 4 patties (thinner at the center and thicker at the edges for even cooking).
- Drizzle the burgers all over with a liberal amount of olive oil.
- Place in the hot skillet and cook, turning once, for about 10-15 minutes.
- Top each burger with 2 slices of provolone and tent with foil to melt.
- While the burgers are cooking, in a medium saucepan, heat the tomatoes.
- Stir in the basil and oregano; season with salt and pepper.
- Place the burgers on the roll bottoms; then top with the sauce and roll tops.
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These were delicious! I love a recipe that is quick & easy, since I don't get home from work with enough time to cook anything too involved. I used swiss cheese instead of provolone, only because that is what I had on hand, and we used some leftover italian dinner bread, that I toasted up. My husband and I loved it, and 1 year old inhaled it- it will be a definite make again for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Wowza - you'll never want to order a meatball sub at Subway (or any restaurant) again! This is 1000x better! The thick and flavorful red sauce is so good, and this makes the perfect meatball burger! I used turkey. The meatballs won't roll out on the floor either! Thank you Lainey and Rachael for another great recipe.