Friday, January 13, 2012

Fergie's Mini Meatball Subs

I am always running around trying to get things done and usually by dinner time I am either exhausted or just don't have the time. I usually prepare dinner in the morning right after I drop the kids off at school.  I was going to be gone yesterday for dinner... but my husband and 2 of my kids would be home... so I set up a little sandwich station before I left the house. It was a HUGE hit... found 1 meatball in the Crock Pot when I got home! This is the good part... my meatball recipe makes enough for 2 dinners. I will show you how... 

1 Tray of Spicy or Sweet Turkey Italian Sausage
1 Lb Ground Turkey
1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Garlic Salt
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 
4 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese 
1 Jar of your Favorite Red Pasta Sauce 
1 Bag of Rolls 
1 Package of Provolone Cheese Slices 

Make sure your turkey and turkey sausage are completely defrosted! 

Take the sausage out of its casing... and put in a large bowl with the ground turkey... 

Start adding all the ingredients... Spices, and cheese... 

Egg and Panko... 

Do not over mix... I use a med cookie scoop to get 1 size meatballs... 

I use parchment paper for easy clean up... 16 Meatballs is what I make for my family.  Put in a 400 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes. 

With the remaining meat mixture... I use a small scooper to make meatballs for spaghetti or italian wedding soup.

I spray the pan with PAM and arrange the meatballs .

Stick the whole pan in the freezer for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Add 1 whole jar to your crock pot... I also fill it about 1/4 of the way with water and shake it up and add to the crock... 

I bought these rolls at Target! 

This is what they look like after they are cooked... 

Here is the sandwich station I left ready for the family... along with a bag of prewashed salad in the fridge... 

This is what your meatballs will look like once completely frozen... 

I use a thin spatula to separate them... 

Place in a freeze bag, label and you have cut about 1/2 the time for another dinner another day. 

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