Sunday, September 14, 2014

Turkey-Apple Meatball Subs

Today was a picture-perfect fall day. I look forward to going to the apple orchards every year because eating the apples straight from the tree reminds me of my grandpa's garden. Honeycrisp apples are at their peak of freshness right now and who can resist those? They're the perfect balance of sweet and tart and they are a great compliment to these meatballs. 

This sub is chock-full of sweet onions and apples and will get you excited for the delicious flavors that fall has to offer. If you want your sub to be spicy, simply top it off with some hot giardiniera. Yum! 







It doesn't get more fresh than these!


1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silpat.
2. In a large bowl, combine the meatball ingredients. Shape into 12 meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.



3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add apples and kale and cook for 2-3 minutes longer, or until kale is slightly softened. Remove pan from heat.





4. Place bread on a separate baking sheet. Separate the onion mixture among the 4 loaves and top each with 3 meatballs. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5-7 minutes longer, or until cheese is bubbly. Serve hot.




Turkey-Apple Meatball Subs
Serves 4

All you need:
Meatballs
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
1 small yellow onion, grated
1 small sweet apple, grated
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
1 egg, beaten
1/4 bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 large sweet apple, sliced
2 cups chopped kale
Salt and pepper, to taste

2 bakery French loaves, cut in half and centers hollowed out
1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silpat.
2. In a large bowl, combine the meatball ingredients. Shape into 12 meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add apples and kale and cook for 2-3 minutes longer, or until kale is slightly softened. Remove pan from heat.
4. Place bread  on a separate baking sheet. Separate the onion mixture among the 4 loaves and top each with 3 meatballs. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5-7 minutes longer, or until cheese is bubbly. Serve hot.

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