Smoky Cheddar and Pork Meatball Subs Aisling Larkin
Smoky Cheddar and Pork Meatball Subs Aisling Larkin

Smoky Cheddar and Pork Meatball Subs

Savoury pork meatballs smothered in smoky cheddar cheese served in a delicious sub sandwich
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aisling larkin meatball sub
smoky cheddar and pork meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 800 g 5% pork mince or 400g 5 % Pork mince & 400g 2% turkey mince
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 100 g oak smoked cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Quick Spicy Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tin tomatoes or passata
  • 1 onion grated
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch salt

To Serve

  • Wholegrain rolls
  • Garlic cloves garlic butter
  • Gherkins
  • Fresh mozzarella & Parmesan
  • Rocket
  • Sweet potato fries


  • Peel and grate the onion and garlic. Grate the cheese. Place all these ingredients in a large bowl and add in the mince, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, breadcrumbs and bicarb.
  • Using your hands combine all the ingredients. Shape them into small meatballs.
  • Lay them onto a tray, cover them with cling film and allow them to rest until it is time to cook.
  • Brush each meatball with a little oil. Cook them for about 3-4 minutes on medium to high heat on one side, then roll them over and cook for the same again.
  • Remove the meatballs from the pan and set aside.
  • To make the tomato sauce, add all the ingredients for the spicy tomato sauce. Allow to simmer and be sure to deglaze the pan a little as the tin of tomatoes goes in. ( this means scrape all the little bits of flavour off the bottom.) After 3 or 4 minutes add the meatballs back in, tear over the fresh mozzarella, grate over a little parmesan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • To serve, warm your wholemeal rolls (you can take out some of the dough in the middle or serve them as an open sub.) Brush with a little garlic butter, lay in some fresh rocket, red onion and gherkins, then spoon in 2/3 meatballs. Serve with a side salad, coleslaw and some sweet potato fries

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