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Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs

Awesome meatball, awesome sauce and awesome cheese
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time38 mins
Freeze15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatball
Servings: 4 large subs
Calories: 681kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 266mg | Sodium: 1361mg | Potassium: 1200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 750mg | Iron: 6.7mg