Since I have a food blog, I pretty much cook every night. And since my Little Devil is grown up, and we no longer have dance recitals and sports activities, I pretty much have the luxury of cooking whatever crazy recipe experiment I want to try out. But that doesn't mean easy weeknight meals are a total thing of the past. Occasionally I still turn to some of the recipes I relied on when I worked full time and we had a lot more stuff going on in the evenings. Enchilada Meatball Subs are one of our favorite go-to EZ meals. It's a variation on my EZ Meatball Subs. Think of it as a meatball sandwich with a Mexican twist. And before you think that sounds like an odd combination, trust me. Give it a try. Like my EZ Meatball Sub recipe, this one is so simple I'm almost embarrassed to blog it. I know we can all use some simple weeknight dinner recipes that are ready in a manner of minutes, so here's something new to add to your weeknight dinner rotation.
|Meatball Subs with a Mexican Twist!|
|Filled and ready to go under the broiler.|
|It's as quick as heating the meatballs |
in the enchilada sauce and assembling
the sandwiches. So fast!
|A great weeknight meal to get you out of the rut!|
Enchilada Meatball Subs
1 (28 ounce) package frozen meatballs, thawed (Such as FarmRich)
2 (14 ounce) cans enchilada sauce (We like the medium or spicy kind from Old El Paso)
6 Mexican Bolillo Rolls (Or other good-sized sturdy bread from the bakery section)
8 ounces shredded Mexican cheese
4 green onions, chopped
In a saucepan on the stove, combine the thawed meatballs and the enchilada sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Cut the rolls and scoop out part of the middle, leaving the bottom of the bread intact. Place on a baking sheet. (You'll be creating little "boats" to fill with meatballs.) When the meatballs are heated through, fill the hollowed-out rolls with 4-5 meatballs (or whatever fits and fills them up.) Spoon the enchilada sauce over the meatballs. Top with shredded Mexican cheese and chopped green onions. Place under a low broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Prep Time: Approximately 10 minutes Cook Time: Approximately 15 minutes