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Easy Meatball Subs with Angus Beef Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 9, 2019 | Categories: Recipes

I’ve partnered with Cooked Perfect® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I don’t know about you but during the holidays I am so busy and feel so rushed that it can be overwhelming. If you’re a parent of school-age kids, I know you know exactly what I mean. With all the holiday shopping, preparation, decorating the tree, and cooking, along with school parties and end of year parties, it’s non-stop things to do.

It can seem like our to-do list will never get finished.

And preparing meals for our family can sometimes be, well… tiresome.

Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs Subs

If I can make dinner for my family in under thirty minutes and it be delicious and satisfying, I’m all over it. That’s why Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs from Walmart are one of my go-to ingredients.

Cooked Perfect Meatballs are so versatile. You can add them to spaghetti, throw them into a slow cooker for some sweet and sour meatballs, or for appetizers, for example. Since they are fully cooked they are quick to fix and I’ve never tasted a more homemade tasting meatball than a Cooked Perfect Meatball. True story.

And you can bake or microwave them or even use your air fryer or toaster oven.

One of my favorite ways to use Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs is in meatball subs. You can make it super easy and quick by using your favorite store-bought marinara sauce from Walmart when you stop by to pick up your Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs or make your own marinara sauce.

See how easy it is to make meatball subs

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Meatball Sub Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs (per sandwich)
  • 3-4 TBS Marinara Sauce
  • 2 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • Sub Buns

Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs

Directions

  1. Bake meatballs per instructions.
  2. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of Marinara sauce on the bottom of sub bun.
  3. Add 3 meatballs to the bun and add the remainder of Marinara sauce on top of meatballs.
  4. Add Provolone cheese atop the meatballs and place the top bun on top.

Marinara Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

marinara sauce

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the tomatoes (with their juices), onion powder, garlic cloves, olive oil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat, then lower the heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until droplets of oil float free of the tomatoes.
  3. Stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to crush the tomatoes against the side of the pot after about 15 minutes of cooking.
  4. Remove pot from the heat and smash the garlic cloves against the side of the pot with a fork and stir it into the pot.
  5. Blend the sauce with an immersion blender or hand mixer.
  6. Add salt to taste, if desired.

Note: Make the sauce ahead since it keeps up to four days in the fridge and 6 months in the freezer. This way you can make meatball subs in less than 20 minutes.

Toys for Tots

Besides Cooked Perfect making mealtime easier there’s another reason I buy Cooked Perfect Meatballs from Walmart is that Cooked Perfect is giving a portion of the sales to Toys for Tots.

We always donate to Toys for Tots each year. We participate in the Toys for Tots program as a family, with each member of our family donating. It’s a charity we love, so buying Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs is a win-win.

You can help Toys for Tots by picking up Cooked Perfect Meatballs the next time you shop at Walmart.

Easy Meatball Subs with Angus Beef Recipe

Easy Meatball Subs with Angus Beef Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy meatball sub uses Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs and an easy homemade Marinara sauce. But can easily be made with your favorite store-bought sauce.

Ingredients

  • Perfect Cooked Angus Beef Meatballs (3 per sub)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Marinara Sauce
  • 2 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • Sub Buns

Instructions

  1. Place the desired amount of meatballs in oven and bake according to the package.
  2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of Marinara sauce (made earlier or store-bought) on the bottom half of sub bun.
  3. Remove meatballs from oven and add 3 meatballs to the bun.
  4. Add remaining marinara sauce on top of meatballs.
  5. Add 2 slices of provolone cheese and microwave for about 15-20 seconds to melt cheese or put them back into the oven to toast for about 5 minutes
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365
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Be Ready for Winter with Ricola Cool Relief Lemon Frost Drops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 3, 2019 | Categories: Health and Fitness
ready for winter

This is a sponsored post with Savings.com. All opinions about how to get ready for winter with Ricola are 100% my own.   We’re already coughing here in my home. My son has had a nagging cough for about a month now. Of course, you don’t get colds or the flu just because it’s winter, […]

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Soda Sense an Easy Door-to-Door CO2 Refill and Exchange Program

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 2, 2019 | Categories: Home and Garden
sparkling water

This is a sponsored post with Soda Sense. All opinions regarding the Soda Sense and the ease of the door-to-door CO2 refill and exchange program are 100% my own. I don’t drink sodas. In fact, other than the rare 7up, I haven’t had as much of a sip of a soft drink in twenty years. […]

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Cyber Monday Sales at Macy’s + Twitter Party and $500 in Prizes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 27, 2019 | Categories: Deals

This is a sponsored post with Savings.com. All opinions regarding the Cyber Monday sales at Macy’s and Twitter party are 100% my own. Do you shop on Cyber Monday like I do? Truth be told, I do most of my shopping online and rarely do Black Friday shopping. So, Cyber Monday is a big day […]

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BURST Sonic Toothbrush in Rose Gold on Sale

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 25, 2019 | Categories: Shopping
sonic toothbrush

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions about the Special Edition Rose Gold BURST Sonic Toothbrush are 100% my own. On my Christmas list this year are new sonic toothbrushes for my family. I’ve been using a sonic toothbrush for years but mine is on its last legs and since it’s old I have […]

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2019 Ultimate Gift Guide for the Home

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Gift Guides
gift guide for the home

Some of the products in this ultimate gift guide for the home have been given to me for review purposes. Some of the products are affiliate links, meaning, if you choose to click on a link and make a purchase, I may earn money from qualifying purchases. And, most products on this list I paid […]

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Which Probiotic is the Best? My Seed Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 19, 2019 | Categories: Health and Fitness
which is the best probiotic

I received Seed Daily Synbiotic for review purposes and the below links are referral/affiliate links. I will get a commission if you buy Seeds’ product from one of these links. All opinions regarding this probiotic + prebiotic are 100% my own. I started taking Seed Daily Synbiotic two months ago and it has been a […]

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Women’s Winter Clothing Essentials at 60% Off at Macy’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2019 | Categories: Shopping
winter clothing essentials

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions regarding women’s winter clothing essentials on sale at Macy’s at 60% off are 100% my own. I’m looking for some new winter clothes as well as holiday clothes but I don’t want to break the bank. Especially with Christmas coming up and shopping for others. That’s why […]

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Shop This Black Friday with a $430 Christmas Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 14, 2019 | Categories: Giveaways
Christmas giveaway

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving and Black Friday? And then before you know it, Christmas? This year has flown by for me. I joined a group of my fellow bloggers to help spread some love and some gift cards to make shopping on Black Friday for the holidays a little easier… It’s time for […]

Wholesome Savings with Coupons at Savings.com

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 13, 2019 | Categories: Coupons
wholesome savings

This is a sponsored post with Savings.com. All opinions about the wholesome savings you can get with coupons from Savings.com are 100% my own. Do you use Savings.com to get coupons and save money for you and your family? If not, you really should. You can find coupons on so many things from so many […]

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