Grilled Beef Meatball Subs

Sometimes I think my brain is lysdexic, because I keep reading this as Grilled Beet Meafball Subs.


And it has me wondering, what is a meafball? Do we really want to know? Do we seriously want to pull at that thread? I’m gonna go ahead and step away now. I think it’s the best decision.

So this is another Aaron creation. It was Sunday afternoon. I was on the couch watching Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, when hunger struck. Not me. I’d just had a pb&j. But Aaron spun through the house all frenzied from cutting up some tree logs and sacrificing a baby goat.

I’M JUST KIDDING, he did not do that. I have no idea why I just typed that. And why I’m not backspacing. Oh gawd, let’s move on.

Look at my hands and how manly they got!

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That’s also me kidding. This is a horrible post.

So what you do is:

a) Make a nice seasoning liquid mix thing for your meat. His had soy sauce, worchsesslkdfshire, herbies, breadcrumbs, mustard, and other stuff in it.

b) Don’t delete Bev from your reader.

c) Make little meatballs out of the mix and stick ’em on the grill. On the GRILL. Such a dude move, right?

d) Let your little dog lick your hands while the balls cook. Another dude move. Sorry.

e) Remember your love for Bev and how she only means well.

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Can I just say two things?

1) I could eat these subs until I’m blue in the face.

2) I just Google imaged Russ Thompson Jr. from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and he is NOT cute anymore. He’s all sunken in. Time was not on his side, you guys.


Let’s eat some subs already.

Grilled Beef Meatball Subs:

What it took for 4 6-inch subs:

* 2 Tbs. soy sauce
* 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
* 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or panko
* 1 Tbs. freshly chopped oregano
* 1 Tbs. freshly chopped parsley
* 1 pinch garlic salt
* 1 pinch crushed red pepper
* 1 small pinch salt
* 2 cups favorite marinara, jarred, whatev!
* 4 hoagie rolls, split and toasted
* 6 to 8 slices provolone cheese

In a large bowl, combine the soy, worcestershire, mustard, beef, egg, breadcrumbs, herbs, salts and crushed red pepper. Mix it really well and then taste it. I’m kidding!

Roll out little meatballs with your hands and place them on a baking sheet or tray.

You can let them rest as long as you want to. They’ll fall in love, marry and have babies. It’s really bizarre.

Preheat your grill to medium-high. Arrange the balls on the grates and grill them until they’re cooked through and have grill marks on all sides, 20 to 25 minutes.

Let them rest about 5 while you toast the hoagies.

Also, in the meantime, simmer your marinara on medium-low for about 10.

Arrange 4 meatballs in the middle of each split hoagie. Top with tomato sauce and layer with a couple of slices of provolone.

You can put them back on the grill (or under the broiler) to melt that cheese.

Garnish with basil and oh dear.


Did we ever figure out what a meafball is?

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33 Responses to Grilled Beef Meatball Subs

  1. Megan {Country Cleaver} June 26, 2013 at 8:49 am #
    I'm pretty sure as soon as you say the word "grill" to a man, he will tackle that job like it was his, well, job. I can never get Ben to make dinner - unless the grill is involved. I'll tell him these are for dinner and I'm bound to have them TONIGHT. And I'm okay with that.
  2. Cookbook Queen June 26, 2013 at 9:13 am #
    Yes. The end.
  3. Heather June 26, 2013 at 9:34 am #
    I wish I could describe how hard I'm laughing right now - meafballs (???), the movie,'s like you're living in my brain.
  4. Carly @ Snack Therapy June 26, 2013 at 9:44 am #
  5. Heather @ Barefoot Crafts June 26, 2013 at 9:48 am #
    Might have to change my turkey burgers to turkey meatballs tonight...
  6. Tracey @ Cooking with Love June 26, 2013 at 10:07 am #
    Perfect weeknight meal! Yum! Charlie looks so sweet and relaxed by her Daddy! :)
  7. Jaclyn June 26, 2013 at 10:22 am #
    Yep, next time I go on a shopping spree this is what my husband is getting for dinner! haha
  8. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste June 26, 2013 at 10:38 am #
    Holy heck, Bev! These subs look out of this world!!!
  9. Marie @ Little Kitchie June 26, 2013 at 10:51 am #
    This is too good.
  10. Jackie @ The Beeroness June 26, 2013 at 11:03 am #
    I love that you did this. I'm grilling the weirdest things and I'm glad you've joined that party.
  11. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl June 26, 2013 at 11:13 am #
    I want these. I want chips. I want hoagie rolls.
  12. erin June 26, 2013 at 11:55 am #
    Bev, you are so cracking me up this morning. Meafball subs and all. xoxo E
  13. dixya| food, pleasure, and health June 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm #
    hilarious post -
  14. Anna Baker June 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm #
    All of your posts make me laugh so much :3 I could never delete you from my reader!!
  15. Kate June 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm #
    You are hilarious. That is all. I enjoy your posts - ok, so I guess that wasn't all, and I could have backspaced that, too. But decided against it. I'm done.
  16. ashley - baker by nature June 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm #
    I can't even get over how good these look. GIMME!!!
  17. Tieghan June 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm #
    YES. All that cheese is killing me. I want one now, I am starving!
  18. Sarah Macon June 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm #
    DYING at Russ Thompson! hahahahaha he looks like a total creep! I remember thinkging he was dreamy. Beef ball subs look bangin!
  19. katriel June 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm #
    You crack me up! "They’ll fall in love, marry and have babies. It’s really bizarre."
  20. Julie @ Table for Two June 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm #
    Meatballs on the grill, brilliant!!
  21. Katie June 27, 2013 at 6:59 am #
    You are hilarious. I can't even handle it. and I would like to eat these and watch Honey I shrunk the kids today, please. Maybe even for breakfast.
  22. Nutmeg Nanny June 27, 2013 at 9:52 am #
    Oh, mouth watering! I love meatball subs, yours looks amazing! I can't wait to try this, my husband will be thrilled :)
  23. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion June 27, 2013 at 11:29 am #
    Love love love meatball sandwiches!!
  24. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective June 27, 2013 at 11:33 am #
    Wow! I love this! Great easy meal idea!
  25. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen June 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm #
    My hubby would be all over this sandwich!
  26. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl July 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm #
    A good meatball sub brings my life alot of joy, so I will be pinning these to make soon! Thanks!
  27. Aggie July 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm #
    I can't say no to a meatball. Ever. Totally drooling over here.
  28. David July 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm #
    WOW, this is just fantastic, I love really this recipe Bev. You really have love in your recipes, I can feel it and I kind of feel at home here. It truly is inspirational and I thank you for sharing it with us, it's great for everyone to look at how you did it. Best regards Dave
  29. Ange February 11, 2015 at 9:53 am #
    Changing my meal plan for tonight!!!
  30. Suzuki Pho Quang July 24, 2017 at 4:31 am #
    thanks your share


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