EASY Meatball subs

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These are so easy! Oh and freaking delicious! Game day? Party? Hungry bunch? No problem, this will take care of it! And, you get to use the air fryer...bonus!



1 large french loaf
1/2 stick softened butter +1/2 stick for caramelizing
1 Package frozen italian style meatballs
2 vidalia onions (one sliced into rings and 1 chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp oregano
2 tbsp basil
1 tbsp Badia Complete Seasoning
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
oil for sauteing
cooking wine for deglazing
1 cup shredded mozzarella or sliced
Dill pickle slices

How to do it

Pop frozen meatballs in your air fryer at 350 for 10 minutes (you may have to do this in batches)

In a preheated skillet, add oil and chopped onions, saute until transparent. Roast garlic in separate skillet until brown, deglaze both skillets with wine.

When onions have become transparent, add in diced tomatoes, seasonings and tomato paste and combine. Add roasted garlic and tomato sauce next. Simmer on low until ready for sauce.

Slice french bread long ways and open up. Spread butter all over both sides and broil on high until toasty brown.

Remove french bread from oven and put mayo on one side, then cover with meatballs. Now cover with the mozzarella and pop back in broiler until melted (about 1 minute). Remove from oven and put a layer of sauce over the cheese, now add pickles and carmelized onions.
Place top on sandwich and mash down, cut into 5-6 pieces and enjoy!

See recipe below for carmelized onions

Caramelized onions
In a preheated skillet, melt 1/2 stick butter, then add onion slices just until skillet bottom is covered. Sprinkle in brown sugar and saute until onions are brown and soft