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

Yields: 2


Ingredients 
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

Directions
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.



18 comments:

  1. When one of them gets sick, tell them to go home so that they are not spreading their germs!
    Great 'meatball' sub, it's totally up my alley, has good companions and I wouldn't miss the lack of meat at all.

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    1. unless people are on their death bed they won't send people home :( we sadly dont get sick days in the military. The hubby loves meatball subs and this one turned out really good.

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  2. Sorry to hear you're sick - my immune system has been shot for awhile now, so I know what it feels like always 'getting better' and not being well very much.

    A meatball sub is a great way to feel better, though! I'm kinda wishing I had one right now, haha! :)

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    1. lol I totally agree the meatball sub did make me feel pretty good and satisfied.

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  3. Love how stuffed with veggies these subs are - this is just my kind of sandwich, no question! Hope you're feeling better soon! :)

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    1. Thanks Jen, I'm almost completely better, heres hoping no one else gets sick at work :)

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  4. OMG ... Rotel has a tomato sauce!!! I've got to get my hands on this ... Hope your feeling better soon :-)

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    1. I know thats what I said! This was a great spicy sauce, diffidently a keeper =)

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  5. =(( springtime colds are the worst!!! this meatball sub should clear your nose up a bit though, lol. Looks and sounds wonderful - yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm =))

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  6. Thanks, yeah the sub was a big helper, the spicy sauce cleared my nose right up ;)

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  7. Hi Neshanne, Sorry to know that you're sick ! Hope you're feeling better dear! I must say that this spicy vegetarian meatball looks mouth watering!! Gosh! I'm really drooling at it now! It's like they're gonna pop out of the pictures or my PC screen! Simply delicious! Do take care & have a good rest! Have a nice weekend, Neshanne!HUGS! :)

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    1. : ) thanks so much Kit, Hugs back to you!

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  8. I hope you're feeling better! Your subs look super! One look at the first photo and my mouth was watering. I really love the spice and herb combinations along with the chili sauce - Yum! I know what we're having for dinner tonight - thanks!

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    1. Hi Stephanie thanks so much! I hope you like it =)

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  9. Oh that looks yummy! And very comforting when you're in need of some good comfort food! I'll be trying this soon with some Daiya cheese - thanks!

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    1. It was extremely comforting and totally simple to make vegan : ) good idea to use the dayiya cheese =)

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  10. These look amazing! Also if you have a good recipe for making veggie meatballs I would love it as my friends consist of a very few hard to please veggies :)

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    1. Hi, thanks so much for the nice comment. I do have a meatball recipe! its diffidently on my to do list soon. I have two different versions one is a little easier then the other, I'll probably be posting easier one first =)

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