How to Make Italian Stuffed Meatball Sub: Ohio Pork Episode 12

Ground pork is an economical and tasty alternative to ground beef. Ground pork can be substituted in any recipe that calls for hamburger. These meatballs can be shaped ahead of time and prepared in the slow cooker for an easy meal!

Italian Stuffed Pork Meatball Sandwich Recipe

1 pound ground pork, lean
2 eggs, whisked
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, about 12 to 15 of small size
1 28-ounce jar tomato sauce
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Submarine-style buns

In a large bowl combine the whisked eggs, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Add the ground pork and breadcrumbs and
mix together until evenly combined.

Form the ground pork mixture into small meatballs, each the size of a golf ball.

Insert a mozzarella ball in the center of each meatball, taking care to re-form the meatball around the cheese once it’s been
added. (The cheese should not be visible.)

Place the tomato sauce in the bottom of a slow cooker and add the meatballs on top.

Turn the slow cooker on and cook over high heat for 6 hours or low heat for 8 hours. Carefully rotate the meatballs after half
the cooking time to make sure they cook evenly.

To serve, place three meatballs plus sauce in a submarine bun.
Serves 4 to 5 (about 12 to 15 meatballs)