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Jusselle's Meatball Subs Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 4 hoagie rolls
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Special equipment needed:
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Oven

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, milk, egg, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Mix well.
3. Roll mixture into 12 meatballs.
4. Place meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
5. Slice hoagie rolls in half and place on a baking sheet.
6. Spoon marinara sauce onto each roll.
7. Place 3 meatballs on each roll.
8. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of meatballs.
9. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
10. Serve hot.


- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
Temperature:
- Oven temperature: 400°F
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 560
- Total fat: 25g
- Saturated fat: 10g
- Cholesterol: 140mg
- Sodium: 1240mg
- Total carbohydrate: 46g
- Dietary fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 7g
- Protein: 36g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground beef can be substituted with ground turkey or ground pork.
- Breadcrumbs can be substituted with panko breadcrumbs or crushed crackers.
- Parmesan cheese can be substituted with Romano cheese or Asiago cheese.
- Milk can be substituted with almond milk or soy milk.
- Hoagie rolls can be substituted with baguette or ciabatta bread.
- Marinara sauce can be substituted with tomato sauce or pizza sauce.
- Mozzarella cheese can be substituted with provolone cheese or cheddar cheese.

Variations:
- Add sliced bell peppers and onions to the baking sheet with the meatballs for a vegetable-packed sub.
- Use spicy Italian sausage instead of ground beef for a spicier sub.
- Top with sliced pepperoni for a meat lover's sub.
- Add a dollop of ricotta cheese on top of the meatballs for a creamy sub.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to mix the meatball mixture well to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
- Use a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to make evenly sized meatballs.
- If the meatballs are sticking to the baking sheet, lightly grease the sheet with cooking spray or oil.
- Toast the hoagie rolls before adding the meatballs for added texture.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover meatballs and sub components separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat meatballs in the microwave or oven until heated through.
- Reheat sub components in the oven until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve on a platter with a side of chips or salad.
- Cut subs into smaller pieces for a party appetizer.

Garnishes:
- Fresh parsley or basil leaves
- Red pepper flakes
- Grated Parmesan cheese

Pairings:
- Chips or fries
- Caesar salad
- Garlic bread

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Coleslaw
- Potato salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the meatballs are dry, try adding more milk or a tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture.
- If the meatballs are falling apart, try adding more breadcrumbs or chilling the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before rolling into balls.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook meatballs to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure they are fully cooked.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.
- Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F before consuming.

Food history:
- Meatball subs are a popular American sandwich that originated in the 20th century.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, meaty, cheesy, tangy, and herbaceous.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve with a side of chips or salad and a cold beverage.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Spicy, Hearty, Rich