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Meatball Hero

Meatball Hero

Deli Whole Grain Mini Sub Buns


  • Aunt Millie's Deli-Style Whole Grain Mini Sub Buns (8-count, reserve 1 bun for homemade meatballs)
  • 14 slices of provolone cheese
  • 21 1.5 oz meatballs (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 cups tomato sauce (homemade or store-bought)


  • 1 Aunt Millie's Deli-Style Whole Grain Mini Sub Bun, chopped
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, & marjoram)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic

Tomato Sauce:

  • 10-12 ounces water
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • Salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste

Yield: 7 Meatball Heroes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine tomato sauce ingredients, mix well and set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Divide mixture into approximately 21 1.5 oz meatballs and place on a greased cooking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes
  4. While meatballs are baking, open remaining 7 Aunt Millie's Whole Grain Mini Sub Buns and place on a clean cooking sheet. Layer each open-face sub bun with 2 slices of provolone cheese and place in oven for remaining 2-3 minutes of cook time. Remove meatballs and sub buns from oven when thoroughly cooked and cheese is melted
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine tomato sauce and cooked meatballs. Heat mixture until warm
  6. Serve approximately three meatballs per sub bun with the desired amount of tomato sauce and topped with a dusting of parmesan cheese. Best served warm. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size 1 Hero (294g)
Number of Servings 7
Calories 460
Calories from Fat 150
Total Fat 17g 26% DV
Saturated Fat 7g 37% DV
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 140mg 46% DV
Sodium 850mg 35% DV
Potassium 720mg 20% DV
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14% DV
Dietary Fiber 6g 23% DV
Sugars 8g
Protein 38g

*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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