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Let’s send the weekend off right.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

With lots and lots of cheesy meaty balls.

Eww, that just sounds wrong.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

But that’s what the are, cheesy meaty balls.

Oh, they are so good.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

I had big, big visions of these subs when I made them two months ago. Yes, these have just been hanging out on my computer for two months.

I wanted them to be huge. Big, spicy and juicy meatballs stuffed with burrata and then all stuffed into a fresh sourdough baguette and layered with this homemade marinara sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

The meatballs turned out awesome.

These cheese amazing.

The sauce finger lickin’ good.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

The bread?

It was good, but just so not what I dreamed up in my head. I burned the heck out of the top of one sandwich. I swear I watch the broiler like a hawk for ten minutes and nothing. It was broiling SO slow, but then I walk away for thirty seconds and BAM all the sudden it’s black.

Honestly, this happens to me all the time.

Not joking, I just burn things. Things like good food and my hands. My mom says I am going to have the ugliest hands when I get older.

Well, thanks mom!

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

So did you guys know that meatballs are like really easy?

I personally did not, I have never made them before. But man, so easy and so good.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

Kind of perfect for a lazy late October Sunday.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Freeze 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 4 large subs
Calories Per Serving: 681 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground chicken
  • 1 pound spicy sausage or spicy chicken sausage
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire
  • 2/3 cups parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes more or less to your taste
  • 12 ounces burrata cheese may sub mozzarella or your favorite cheese
  • 2-3 cups of [your favorite pasta sauce | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-brown-butter-marinara-sauce/] warmed
  • 2 in sourdough or French baguettes split half, buttered and toasted, 12”
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the burrata cheese in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and chop about 15 cheese cubes and slice the remaining cheese into slices. Set aside
  • In the meantime make the meat mixture. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place beef, egg, garlic, worcestershire, parmesan, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and bread crumbs into a large mixing bowl, stirring until just combined. Take 1/4 cup meat mixture and roll into a ball. Press into center of the ball with your thumb to make room for the cheese. Place cheese in middle, then with hands enclose the cheese with the meat, making sure the cheese is completely covered. Place meatballs onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through. During the last 10 minutes throw the sub rolls into the oven and toast.
  • To assemble the subs, Spoon a small amount [pasta sauce | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-brown-butter-marinara-sauce/] into each split baguette. Fill each with meatballs and top with more sauce. Finish with slices of provolone and broil on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese has melted and is bubbling. Top with more marinara if desired, fresh basil, cracked black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan. Serve immediately.

Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs | halfbakedharvest.com

A lazy happy, cheese filled Sunday!

 

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  1. I made these last night and they were really tasty! I did not stuff them with cheese (trying to eat a little healthier, ha) but they still made a delicious sandwich. Next time, I would use a garlic press or just mince the garlic because I did try to grate it and it essentially just rubbed garlic all over my grater and didn’t make it into the meatballs, and I think the meatballs would have been even better with a garlic taste. Love your recipes and your photography!

  2. OMG burrata rocks! This is sooooo decadent and totally worth the fat to me! Mmmmmmm! Plus the photos make me wanna lick the screen! Your photos are beautiful! Any tips?

    1. My best tips are to practice! Like all the time! Any free time you have just take photos and move around. It really helps!

  3. Heavenly! Look at all that oozy cheese 🙂 For having worked at a CHEESE SHOP you’d think I’d know what burrata cheese is — but alas, I do not! All I know is I NEED it asap to make these irresistible sammies!!

  4. Haha, I burn something in the broiler constantly! I’ll watch it like a hawk, just like you, and before I know it- POOF. Burn City. Every time!
    I’m dying over the melty cheese dripping out of those meatballs- so delicious. And perfect for Sunday football-watching, too!

  5. I would do ANYTHING for a little burrata. Oh, and personally, like my bread extra toasty, so I’ll take the one of the left 🙂

  6. I mean, I love my kosher life, but when you post something like this, which I can’t eat, I get a litttttttttle jealous of the non-kosher life. YUM!

  7. What a GREAT way to end the weekend. These look insane! I can’t believe you’d never made meatballs before!!!

  8. I always burn my food using the boiler! But, I certainly burn my hands more than my food! I actually just burned my hand using my grill yesterday grilling fish…ugggg!

    These subs look beyond scrumptious!! Soooo cheesy…..soooo saucyyyyy!! Yum!

  9. Ugh the broiler thing. It happened to me yesterday and I burned a huge bactch of crescent rolls AND a pizza. And I’m making lasagna today and I’m pretty sure I’ll burn the heck out of it, I can feel it. I hate my broiler!
    But wow, I want to make these subs so so badly… I’d be able to eat a huge one right now, and I’ve just had breakfast lol But they’re look that awesome 😉

  10. Oh my. I think if I made these I might just win ‘best girlfriend’ award from my boy 🙂
    Thank you for sharing, these are perfect for warm summer afternoons here in Australia!