How to make Subway's Meatball Marinara at home – recipe


Subway sandwiches are a staple lunchtime meal for many across the UK, and now many Britons are missing their favourite subs. With an array of bread, hot and cold sandwiches and even breakfast Subway is sorely missed amid the coronavirus lockdown.

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Now, Subway have revealed how to make one of their best sellers at home – the Meatball Marinara.

Subway’s Meatball Marina features meatballs – obviously – rich tomato sauce and cheese to make a delicious sandwich.

You can add any salad of your choice, or enjoy as is depending on your preference.

Here is how to make Subway’s Meatball Marinara.

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Subway meatball marinara recipe

Subway meatball marinara recipe: Subway revealed how to make their meatball marinara (Image: SUBWAY)

Subway meatball marinara recipe: Meatballs being cooked

Subway meatball marinara recipe: First make and cook your meatballs (Image: SUBWAY)

Ingredients

  • Meatball ingredients:
  • 250 grams beef mince
  • 250 grams pork mince
  • 40 grams bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons parsley

Subway meatball marinara recipe: Marinara sauce recipe

Subway meatball marinara recipe: Next make the tomato marinara sauce and add the meatballs (Image: SUBWAY)

Marinara Sauce Ingredients:

  • 500 ml tomato passata
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed Italian herbs
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon chilli flakes

For the sandwich:

  • 1 Footlong Italian Herb & Cheese (or any bread you’d like)
  • 3 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 20 grams of any other cheese you’d like – e.g. parmesan or cheddar

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Method

For the Meatballs

In a large bowl, place the beef and pork mince, along with the parsley, onion, breadcrumbs and salt. Mix well, ensuring all the ingredients are well combined.

Line a large baking tray with parchment. Using damp hands, take a heaped tablespoon of the mince mixture, and roll into a ball. Place on the lined tray and repeat with remaining mixture.

Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown the meatballs on all sides.

Remove from the pan, and set aside while you make the sauce.

Subway meatball marinara recipe: Finished meatball marinara

Subway meatball marinara recipe: Add mixture to bread, add cheese and bake in the oven (Image: SUBWAY)

For the Marinara Sauce

Return the frying pan to the heat, and all a little more oil. Add the onion and cook for three minutes until softened. Add the garlic and continue to cook for a further minute.

Add the passata, herbs, salt, sugar, and chilli if using, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the sauce is reduced by 1⁄3 and thickened.

Once the sauce is thickened, add the meatballs back into the pan, stirring to coat with the sauce.

Cover with a tight-fitting lid, and cook for six to eight minutes or until cooked through.

To assemble the Sub

Preheat the oven to 200c

Cut the bread along the length of the sub, with the knife pointing downwards at a 45-degree angle. This will keep the fillings in place.

Place eight meatballs along the bottom half of the bread, spooning over a little extra marinara sauce.

Sprinkle some grated parmesan over the meatballs, followed by the mozzarella cheese.

Finally, place four slices of cheese, overlapping, on top of the meatballs.

Place the sub on a baking tray and place in the oven until warmed through, cheese is melted and bubbling, and the sandwich is slightly toasted. Remove the sub from the oven and serve immediately.



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