Chili Meatball Subs

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“Kids of all ages like messy food once in a while. Just be sure to provide lots of napkins. Flatten the meatballs slightly before cooking so they sit on the buns without rolling off.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine beef, onion, carrot, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide evenly into 12 portions; roll into meatballs.
  3. Flatten balls slightly.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook meatballs until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. In a bowl, combine tomatoes and barbecue sauce, crushing tomatoes slightly with a fork for smoother sauce; add to meatballs.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring gently; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often and turning meatballs until thermometer inserted into several meatballs register 160F, 6-8 minutes.
  7. Remove meatballs to plate. Bring sauce to a boil to reduce and thicken, about 2 minutes.
  8. Split and toast buns. Place meatballs on each bun.
  9. Spoon sauce over top and sprinkle with cheese.
  10. makes 4 servings.

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