Lean Meatball Subs


  • 1 lb Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • ¼ cup Seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ⅛ tsp Pepper
  • 2 cups Heart healthy or regular pasta sauce
  • 4 Crusty Italian bread rolls (5 to 6-inches each), split
  • 4 tbsp 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. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  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 Facts

Serving Size: 330 grams
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 541
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 27g 35%
Saturated Fat: 9.4g
Trans Fat: 1.3g
Cholesterol: 83.2mg 28%
Sodium: 1049mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate: 43.5g 16%
Dietary Fiber: 4.2g 15%
Sugars: 8.2g 16%
Protein: 28.7g 57%