Giardiniera Meatball Sandwich

Maybe it’s because I don’t get out enough, but I’d never heard of putting Giardiniera on a meatball sandwich before. Whomever came up with the idea should be knighted (if we knighted folks in the US). Add a bit of roasted red bell pepper and you have a super-easy-to-make incredibly yummy sandwich. Perfect any time, but also great because I almost always have the ingredients to make Giardiniera meatball sandwiches on hand.

Giardiniera Meatball Sandwich

I used mild Giardiniera when making these meatball sandwiches, but hot would be fantastic too. Just chop it up a bit before spooning it on top.

I did ‘cheat’ and use frozen meatballs. If I’d had more time to throw dinner together, I would’ve made a batch of my Italian meatballs. I try to keep some on hand at all times, but truth is, they are just so good that there’s just never any leftovers.

For a different twist, substitute my okra giardiniera for the ‘normal’ stuff.

Giardiniera Meatball Sandwich
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Giardiniera Meatball Sandwich

Maybe it’s because I don’t get out enough, but I’d never heard of putting Giardiniera on a meatball sandwich before. Whomever came up with the idea should be knighted.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword meatballs, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 936kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread sliced horizontally
  • 12 cooked meatballs warmed (if using frozen store-bought, bake per package instructions first)
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • Giardiniera chopped
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper sliced thin

Instructions

  • Hollow out as much of the bread as you can to make room for the meatballs and toppings.
  • Place on a sheet pan under the broiler for a minute or two until the bread starts to get crunchy.
  • Add cheese and meatballs. Place under the broiler for another minute or two until the cheese melts.
  • Add Giardiniera and bell pepper strips.
  • Slice into two 6″ sandwiches and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 936kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1659mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 395mg | Iron: 8mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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