Lean Meatball Subs

Lean Meatball Subs

Ingredients icon 9 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 servings
Time icon 30 to 35 minutes


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)

  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 2 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 cups heart healthy or regular pasta sauce

  • 4 crusty Italian bread rolls (5 to 6-inches each), split

  • 4 tablespoons giardiniera, drained (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg whites, water, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 18 to 20 minutes.

  2. Heat pasta sauce according to package directions in medium saucepan. Add hot cooked meatballs to pasta sauce; stir to coat evenly. Divide meatballs and sauce evenly among rolls. Top evenly with giardinera.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 437 Calories; 99 kcal Calories from fat; 11 g Total Fat; 4 g Saturated Fat; 1 g Monounsaturated Fat; 65 mg Cholesterol; 1045 mg Sodium; 51 g Total Carbohydrate; 5.4 g Dietary Fiber; 34 g Protein; 5.1 mg Iron; 7.7 mg Niacin; 0.3 mg Vitamin B6; 2.1 mcg Vitamin B12; 5.4 mg Zinc; 22.7 mcg Selenium; 80.2 mg Choline;

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