Having lived in Philadelphia for a little over 7 years I got to try some of the many great foods that are famous in the city of brotherly love. Cheesesteaks, tomato pie, tastykakes, hoagies, cheese fries, and meatball subs. I fell in love with almost everything we ate there. Sometimes I get wicked cravings for just about everything on that list but ever since Moochie's (a delicious authentic cheesesteak shop in SLC that you must check out if you are ever in the area) opened up near us, I've been craving a good meatball sub. Normally I would just head to Moochie's but since we've been really working on keeping our budget in check I had to make my own. While not a Moochie's meatball sub, it was still pretty freaking great. I also some made some tasty garlic steak fries to go with it.
Here's what you'll need:
1 lb Ground Turkey
Just under 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Jar Pasta Sauce of your Choice
3 Medium - Large Potatoes
1 tsp Minced Garlic
2 tsp Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
1 - 2 TBSP Olive Oil
4 Hoagie Rolls
8 Peices of Sliced Provolone Cheese
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 425 degrees. Place the ground turkey, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, garlic powder, and egg into a bowl and combine well with your hands.
Form into balls (I make mine about an inch, inch and a half) and place on a greased baking sheet. I use my toaster oven since it takes about half the time. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes (25 for a traditional oven), or until cooked through.
While meatballs are baking, clean and slice potatoes into thick slices. Place in a bowl with olive oil, garlic, and ranch dressing. Toss to coat. Pour potatoes onto a greased baking sheet and place in the oven set to 350 degrees. (This is another reason I use the toaster oven instead of the big oven for the meatballs.)
Once the meatballs are done, place the meatballs in a hot skillet and brown both sides.
Pour pasta sauce over top of meatballs and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the steak fries are done.
Cut a slit in a roll about 1/2 inch wide and almost the full length of the roll. Remove that slice of bread. Heat the roll up for about 15 seconds in the microwave. Scoop a little sauce into the bottom of the slit, place meatballs into the roll, add some more sauce, and top with provolone cheese. Pair with garlic steak fries and enjoy!