One Pot Meatball Marinara Sub

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:35 m

The ultimate plant-based meatball sub! This goes really well with some fries and a coke, but it's also delicious by itself! This recipe serves 4, unless your name is Joey Tribbiani because YOU DON'T SHARE FOOD!

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For the meatballs

<item-todo-done>2 tbsp sun-dried tomato oil - from the jar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>12 plant-based meatballs<item-todo-done>

For the sauce

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp sugar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g sun-dried tomatoes - plus oil from the jar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 x 400g cans x 400g can(s) of chopped tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp dried oregano<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp chilli flakes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red onion - peeled and chopped<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 garlic cloves roughly chopped<item-todo-done>

To finish

<item-todo-done>50g plant-based cheese<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 handful of basil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 Hoagie rolls (sub rolls)<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Medium lidded pan l Frying pan

Prepare the ingredients for the sauce

  • Peel and grate the garlic
  • Peel and finely dice the onion
  • Finely chop the sun dried tomatoes

Prepare the meatballs

  • Warm the oil in the skillet over medium heat
  • Once warm, add the meatballs and a pinch of salt and pepper to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until the meatballs have begun to caramelise
  • Remove the meatballs from the pan put them on a plate and set aside

Make the sauce

  • Don't clean the pan, add the onion and a pinch of salt and stir for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the garlic and stir for 2 minutes
  • Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the oregano, chilli flakes, sugar, salt and pepper and stir to combine
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and stir for 3-4 minutes

Finish the sauce and meatballs

  • Place the meatballs evenly over the top of the sauce, put the lid on, reduce the heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes lifting the lid every so often to let out a little steam
  • Feel free to stir occasionally too to prevent catching if your pan isn't non stick

Prepare the rolls and finish the filling

  • Grate the cheese
  • Cut the hoagie rolls and toast in a frying pan - cut side down - over medium heat for approx 1 minute (you can (vegan) butter the rolls to give them a little crisp if you like)
  • Remove the lid from the pan, sprinkle over the cheese, put the lid back on a leave to simmer for a couple more minutes until the cheese is nice and melty
  • Remove the lid, sprinkle over some pepper and basil leaves
  • Spoon the meatball marinara into the hoagie rolls and serve immediately
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