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Homestyle Turkey Meatball Subs

Homestyle Turkey Meatball Subs
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 8
Bulgur is a great way to boost whole grains to a comfort food favorite. This old-school sandwich will be a hit with the family!
Updated September 20, 2016

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
  • 1 package (20 oz) lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white

Buns and Toppings

  • 1 jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic cabernet marinara pasta sauce
  • 8 soft hoagie buns (about 6 inches long)
  • 8 slices reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In small bowl, mix hot water and bulgur. Let soak at least 20 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with sides with foil.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining Meatball ingredients. Drain bulgur; add to bowl, mixing very well until incorporated. Shape into 24 golf ball-size meatballs. Place on wire cooling rack, and place inside lined cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 25 minutes. Place marinara sauce in 10- to 12-inch straight-sided skillet over medium heat. Carefully transfer meatballs to skillet; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until hot.
  • 4
    Place 3 meatballs in each bun. Cut cheese in half, and place over meatballs. Cover with additional sauce, and serve with shredded fresh basil.

  • These meatballs are delicious over spaghetti, if you aren't feeling like a sandwich for dinner. Simply serve over your favorite type of pasta, and garnish with basil and Parmesan cheese (instead of mozzarella).
  • These meatballs make a great crowd-friendly dish for a game-day get-together. Rather than finishing them in a skillet, add the sauce and meatballs to a slow cooker, and cook over Low heat setting for a few hours or until warmed throughout. Recipe can easily be doubled for larger groups.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
300mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
5g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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