Saturday, June 13, 2009

What To Do With Leftover Meatballs


What to do with leftover meatballs? Well, we make meatball submarine sandwiches. The meatballs that we had from last night's dinner make a terrific sub. I reheated them in the microwave, added provolone cheese, a dill pickle, and it was a terrific deli lunch at home.

I don't care to buy the packaged sub rolls because there are too many, and the bread is too soft and squishy, so instead I opted to make my own sub rolls. I tried this recipe from the Red Star Yeast site as it only made one loaf of French bread. I just divided the dough into four equal portions and shaped each portion into a six-inch loaf. It made a nice sized sub roll. The outside was chewy; the inside soft.

I hollowed out the inside of the roll to make a little valley to put in my meatballs in (saving the bread for crumbs). I think it would have been fun to add some garlic and cheese to the bread dough, to give it more of an Italian sub shop flavor. I'll do that next time.

Now to think of something to do with those fresh bread crumbs.

25 comments:

  1. Katy, I love this idea! I need to start making bread and the idea of sub rolls is brilliant. Will give this a try with herbs from my garden. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Mouth watering and it is almost 7 Am works for me. I love the fact you made your own rolls. You go girl.

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  3. You made your own rolls....OMG...Katy, you are amazing. And I could take a big bite out of the picture!!

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  4. You out do me by baking the sub rolls yourself! I know my boys would love this!

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  5. One meatball sub for breakfast, please. These look amazing...and the fact that you made your own bread sends them way over the top. Absolutely delicious.

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  6. I love a good meatball sub... and look at those rolls! Amazing :)

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  7. I'm impressed you made your own sub rolls! Sounds delicious!

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  8. The rolls look awesome Katy!

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  9. The rolls look awsome, and filled with meatballs, well, I can't imagine a more delicous sandwich!
    You're amazing Katy!

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  10. How good do these look! Wow. Using a bread recipe to make your own sub rolls is a terrific idea. Have a great day...Mary

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  11. I would love to try and make my own rolls. These are so beautifully done and the sandwich looks delicious!

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  12. Perfect leftover meal! Your rolls look scrumptious! This would fly off the dinner table.

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  13. So happy to heat you bought Whole Wheat flour and thought of me :)

    This is a great idea - looks really delicious, and such a great way to use up leftovers!

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  14. Homemade meatballs in homemade bread?! I don't think it gets much better then that. This would be such a winner at my house!

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  15. Hey...what a great idea! Now....it must be cool enough that you can bake bread down your way. I sorely miss baking my bread but this heat would be a bad combo....not for the yeast rising...oh no...but for those of use that are already 'panting' just moving from room to room. I am bookmarking the recipe....sounds marvelous. You did a FINE job there Katy and your own rolls for subs....what a great idea!

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  16. Kathi, I wouldn't expect anything less... I'll be doing these ln my future... maybe for 60 people on the 5th of July... Sunday, right?

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  17. I am in awe of you, Katy. You just whip up some little sub rolls like I would do biscuits. Those are incredible looking little loafs of goodness.

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  18. Dear Anonymous, Let's see, can't figure out who you are, but you know me by one of my many names....you must be from NH as the only folks who call me Kathi (with an "i" are from NH...)

    LOL. You're making SIXTY sub rolls?! You are the awesome one. it is a bit of work, more than I'd want to do and I really enjoy bread baking.

    Trish, today was the first day we got into the 80's. We'll have a couple of heat waves during the summer, but pretty much the summer heat is bearable in these far hills. I'm an early riser so that's when I do my baking.

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  19. This picture literally has me drooling... I think I'll have to make these this week! :)

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  20. I've still never made meatballs, but one look at your sub is enough to make me want to try. And homemade bread! Oh my goodness!

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  21. Your rolls are perfect!! Home-made rolls make these meatball subs extra-special!! Garlic and cheese sounds delicious, too!

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  22. My husband would sooooo love this with all the big juicy meatballs. And those homemade rolls? The perfect touch!

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  23. Looks delicious Katy! I have never made homemade rolls so I think you are very ambitious. I love meatballs subs and that's the best way to use leftover meatballs!

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  24. My husband is a huge fan of meatball subs...I can't wait to try these!!!!!

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  25. yumm!! garlic and cheese is a perfect combo.. thanx for the great idea.. m a huge fan of meat balls :)

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