Meatball Sub with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

Meatball Sub

  • 1 gluten-free baguette or 4 gluten-free buns
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb (454 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 ⁄ 4 cup (60 mL) onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ⁄ 4 cup (60 mL) rice cereal
  • 1 egg or equivalent egg replacer
  • pinch each salt and pepper

Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 10 oz (284 g) can puréed tomatoes
  • 1 ⁄ 4 cup (60 mL) fresh basil, chopped
  • pinch each salt and pepper

Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Instructions

  1. For meatballs, combine beef, onion, garlic, rice cereal, egg or replacer, salt and pepper in large bowl. Mix well and form balls using about 2 tbsp of mixture each. Set aside.
  2. For sauce, sauté onion and garlic in a large skillet for 4-6 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the tomato, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer 8-10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In another large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the meatballs. Sauté until brown.
  5. Add tomato sauce and simmer 6-8 minutes or until meatballs are cooked.
  6. Transport meatballs and sauce in a Thermos. Pour over a sliced baguette or bun for a lunch that a teen will find “awesome”.

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