Monster Jalapeno Meatball Sub

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"From our daily newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated."

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (717.1 g)
  • Calories 1044.6
  • Total Fat - 64.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 28.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 260 mg
  • Sodium - 2411.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.3 g
  • Sugars - 15.8 g
  • Protein - 76.8 g
  • Calcium - 1347.1 mg
  • Iron - 6.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 193.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

To make the meatballs, soak the bread in the milk in a large bowl until softened and mushy and then add all the remaining meatball ingredients and knead everything together, using your hand scoop out a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and roll lightly to form a ball and set it on a tray and repeat with the remaining meatball mixture.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and in batches, fry the meatballs for 5 minutes or until browned all over and remove and transfer to a plate.

Step 3

In the same pan start making the sauce by heating the olive oil and saute the onion and garlic for 3 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent and then add all the remaining sauce ingredients, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any meaty bits stuck to the pan and then turn the heat down to medium-low and put the meatballs back in, along with amy juices on the place and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 to 30 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by half and has thickened and then season the sauce with more salt and pepper, if necessary.

Step 4

Heat the grill/broiler setting of your oven to medium.

Step 5

Cut the baguette in half, into two long portions. Without splitting them, slice down lengthways to open them up on top and pack the meatballs into the baguettes and spoon a generous mount of sauce over the meatballs, then cover them with a layer of mozzarella and place on a baking tray and grill/broil them for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is tarting to brown.

Step 6

Remove from the oven and cut each baguette in half or quarters and serve hot

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.