Who doesn’t like a good meatball sub? It’s quick, it’s hearty, it’s sloppy, you get to eat it with your fingers. It’s meat, cheese and tomato sauce – how can you go wrong? But with this one we’re going to mix it up a little bit and add some kale. I’m kale obsessed right now, I have kale on my brain all the time. All my recipes I want to make have kale involved somehow. We are planting 4 more kale plants so I have more kale in the Fall. Kale insanity, 2013.
This meatball sub is based on my kale meatballs recipe which I first made last summer and fell in love with. These meatballs are great over spaghetti, yummy grilled as a finger food on a stick, but they are delicious on a sub roll!
- 2 cups uncooked chopped fresh kale
- 1 pound ground turkey
- Pinch of dried rosemary, parsley, oregano, thyme
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 egg
- 2 sub rolls
- shredded mozzarella cheese to cover
- tomato sauce to cover
- Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan over medium high heat. Add kale and spices. Cook until your kale is wilted.
- Put kale mixture and garlic into a food processor to mince. Add your turkey and egg and pulse until it’s all combined.
- Form this mixture into 2 inch balls.
- Use your same pan (its already greased) and heat to medium high.
- Add your meatballs and cook until browned on all sides (make sure to flip them).
- Cut your sub roll down the middle.
- Add meatballs on sub roll to fit.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Melt cheese in microwave or toaster oven if needed.
- Spoon tomato sauce on top.
Here’s your kale and garlic after you used your food processor. Can you believe this is 2 cups of kale?
I hope you enjoy your meatball sub!
Also something completely random about this post. I cook alot at night (for dinner), around 9 or 10PM and it’s already dark out. I always want to make dinner posts but the light is horrible and I don’t want my kitchen to turn into a photoshoot with light stands. But while I was making these subs, I looked over at a surface next to our growing lights for our seedlings. It was ok, the light seemed bright enough that I could handhold the camera, and voila! Pictures happened! I don’t think they are as pretty as natural light, but now I feel better about taking pictures of food at night. Just wanted to tell you!