Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mini Meatball Subs/#Foodie Extravaganza and a Giveaway!

It's that time of year when we are busy celebrating our favorite football teams with tailgating  and parties. It is also that time of year when many of us are watching what we eat, resolving to try to do it healthier during the new year. I think this Mini Meatball Sub is perfect for watching the
 game, and because it is made with oatmeal it helps you feel better about eating and loving it!

I made this recipe to be quick and easy. It takes longer to roll the meatballs, than anything else. I used a jar of sauce instead of making it from scratch. There were several reasons for this. First, it is easier and quicker. Whether you are entertaining, making dinner or just trying to get a meal done and on the table, quick and easy is usually a priority. Second, I used a sauce that I knew was great tasting, has no added sugar, and low sodium.  I have used this sauce many times, Silver Palate San Marzano Pasta Sauce. I love substituting the oatmeal for the breadcrumbs. The oatmeal gives the meatballs a great texture, just like the breadcrumbs, and oatmeal is packed with vitamin b, and has no salt. Give it a try.
You won't be disappointed!

1 pound Ground Chuck
1/2 cup Quick Oats
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Egg
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
1-25oz. jar Pasta Sauce
shredded Mozzarella Cheese
 Mini Sub Buns
Place the ground chuck, oats, garlic powder, egg,
and chopped onion into a bowl.
Use your hands to really combine all the ingredients.
Roll your meatballs. I weighed each of mine.
  I ended up with 17 meatballs. The majority weighed
1.27 ounces each. Make them weigh whatever you want.
I thought this size was nice on the bun.
Pour your jar of sauce in a pot and begin to heat it on
the stove on a low temperature.

Place your meatballs in a frying pan on medium heat.
They will begin to brown. Turn them 
until they are completely brown on the outside.
As they brown, add the meatballs to the sauce.
Do this gently. You don't want the sauce to splatter,
or the meatballs to break apart. The meatballs will
continue to cook on the inside, but they will not
brown once added to the sauce. Let the meatballs
simmer for about 45 minutes.
Place the meatballs on your roll, add some extra sauce,
sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy!

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!  

We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  Each month we will decide on an all-famous National Monthly Food Holiday in which we will base our recipes around. This month's the ingredient is oatmeal.  Yes, January is National Oatmeal Month along with a whole array of other delightful things!! Get excited!! We hope you all enjoy our delicious oatmeal treats this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.  If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.  We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.



  1. Your recipe is amazing! I use oatmeal when I make beer bread!

  2. Those look so good, I've never seen a recipe using oats before. Great use of ingredients.

  3. oh my goodness....I really need to go eat now....I am drooling all over my pj's LOL

  4. These really would make awesome game day food. Totally adding this to my Super Bowl menu!

  5. Fun recipe! Can't wait to try it.

  6. I like using oatmeal when I make Apple Crisp.

  7. That's one delicious looking sub!

  8. Genius on multiple levels, though mostly because I never keep breadcrumbs in the house and could whip this recipe up in a flash. Lovely share!

  9. I always forget about using oats in my meatball / meatloaf mixtures but I am pretty sure that is how my mom always made them growing up! These look PERFECT for a tasty, warm, filling weeknight meal. Yumm!

  10. I use oats in my meatloaf but never thought about using them in meatballs. Don't know why. These sound delicious thanks for sharing the recipe. Cathy

  11. These little subs are super cute! Perfect idea for a super bowl party or anything really!

  12. You had me at meatball sub! Classic and delicious!

  13. Looks delicious! Now I'm starving :).

    Thanks for linking up!

  14. These look and sound delicious! Thank you so much for linking up with Mouthwatering Mondays!

  15. Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing. I would love some right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  16. I'm so excited that I won this Giveaway! Thanks so much!