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Recipe for Spicy Italian Meatball Subs

Spicy Italian Meatball Subs

Prep Time - 15 minutes
Cook Time - 25 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ tsp CanCooker Original Seasoning Salt
  • 1 small onion – diced
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¾ tsp oregano
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce or to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • cup milk
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 24 oz jar red pasta or marinara sauce
  • 24 oz beef broth
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley
  • 4 sub rolls


  • In a large bowl combine ground beef, CanCooker Original Seasoning Salt, onion, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, oregano, red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until well blended.
  • Add milk, Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and mix until well combined.
  • Form into one-inch meatballs and set aside.
  • Place 2-piece rack in the bottom of any CanCooker and add beef broth.
  • Place the meatballs on the rack, close lid and steam on medium heat for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let rest in CanCooker for five minutes.
  • Remove the meatballs and set aside. Discard the beef broth.
  • Add the pasta or marinara sauce to the CanCooker and simmer on a medium low heat until warm.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Place meatballs and sauce onto the sub rolls and cover with mozzarella cheese and Italian parsley.


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