Hello, May! How’d you get here so fast? Time may be flying, but at least we’re one step closer to summer!
I thought we’d kick off May by getting back to basics and that means Barbecue Meatball Subs. Turkey meatball subs, of course–I can honestly say I’ve never had one made out of anything else!
Sandwiches are my go-to when I’m feeling like I need a little comfort food in my life. So when I called Jeff up on my way home Friday afternoon from a long week at work, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Okay, well not exactly–I was also thinking soup might be nice but Jeff’s lack of enthusiasm on the phone was pretty clear. So summoning up all of the energy I had left, I hit the grocery store and then knew exactly what I wanted to make!
In the almost two years since I started this blog, I’ve shared TWENTY TWO sandwich recipes–22! From my very first post, Fish Sandwiches, to Grilled Veggie Paninis to Pesto & Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese, sandwiches are definitely part of our repertoire around here.
And not surprisingly, Jeff declared this the best meal we’ve made in awhile–go figure!
Barbecue Meatball Subs
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup radishes, finely sliced
1 cup shredded green cabbage
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 french roll, halved
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients (it works best to do it by hand!), then refrigerate the mixture for at least a half hour.
Heat up oil in a medium size mean. While the oil heats, form the meatballs into 1 inch balls.
Cook meatballs, turning regularly, until browned and cooked all the way through, about 10 minutes per meatball.
Coat meatballs with barbecue sauce
In a medium bowl, combine mayo, cabbage, red onion, radishes, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper to make coleslaw. Mix until combined, cover, and refrigerate for about 20-30 minutes.
Toast bread and then top with meatballs and coleslaw.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Time: 30 minutes