Thursday, May 17, 2012
Spicy Vegetarian "Meatball" Subs
This past week I've been nursing a cold, I tend to catch every cold that every person at my shop gets. Seriously though if someone gets sick at work I will no doubt have it in 3 days, don't ask me why I have no freakin clue. I take my vitamins, eat relatively healthy and exercise. But I seem to have a terrible immune system. Basically people at work look at me like I have the plague. The minute I start to sniffle or cough they want to quarantine me or soak me in purell. I don't blame them I do get sick a lot, it just sucks always being on the rebound of getting better.
Anywho :) I had a lovely surprise when I went to the commissary last week. They had a new Morning Star product...Meatballs! I usually make my own but it does take some time to prep. Both me and the hubby snatched a box right away and I immediately knew I would be making some meatball subs. Its been awhile since we had veggie meatball subs, this was super easy and took about 30 minutes from start to finish. The sauce was my favorite part, I love anything spicy and had found a new tomato sauce by Rotel at the store, it gave the sub the prefect amount of heat with a little help from some crushed red pepper flakes. Meat eaters will never know the difference ; )
Spicy Vegetarian Meatball Subs
By Oishii Treats
2 Whole wheat hoagie rolls
10-12 Morning Star Meatballs (about 1 box)
3/4 Cup red onion
1 teaspoon Olive oil
14.5 oz can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (Huntz)
8 oz can of Rotel Zesty Tomato Green Chile Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Minced Garlic
1/3 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
3/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano
3/4 teaspoon Dried Basil
1/3 teaspoon Dried Parsley
Shredded cheese (I used Tillamook garlic pepper cheese)
2 Large fresh basil leaves chopped
Bake the meatballs according to package directions. While the meatballs are baking start the sauce. Saute your onions in olive oil in a medium size pot on medium high heat for 3 minutes. Add your roasted diced tomatoes and Rotel sauce, garlic, pepper flakes, dried oregano, dried basil and dried parsley.
Turn the heat down to medium and cook for 10 minutes. Once the meatballs are done set the oven to broil to toast your hoagie rolls. Toasting takes about 1 minute. Add the meatballs to your toasted hoagie roll top with your spicy tomato sauce sprinkle with fresh basil and cheese.