Veal Meatball Sub with Tomato Sauce

Veal Meatball Sub with Tomato Sauce

Aussies Favourites with Veal

Famed for its flavour and versatility, veal is a tasty addition to revive your meal plan when cooking for yourself, friends or family. Whether you're looking for mid-week meal inspiration or a delicious dish for your next gathering, Australian Veal is great for a range of quick, easy and tasty meals.

Taking the protein beyond the Osso Bucco's it's been known for, veal's delicious taste makes it a great option for mixing up your meal repertoire by giving Aussie classics such as burgers, fajitas and meatballs a twist.

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Serves: 4



500g veal mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 red onion, finely diced
2 tbsp parsley leaves, finely chopped + extra leaves, to serve
1 tbsp olive oil
4 long crusty bread rolls, split
80g baby rocket leaves + extra, to serve
2 small zucchini, peeled into ribbons
2/3 cup tomato and garlic pasta sauce, warmed
1/4 cup (20g) Parmesan cheese, shaved
Lemon wedges, to serve



Place mince, garlic, onion and parsley in a large bowl. Season and mix to combine. Roll tablespoons of mince mixture into balls.
Repeat to make 16 meatballs.
Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs for 4-5 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Set meatballs aside on a plate
Fill rolls with rocket, zucchini and meatballs. Top with pasta sauce and parmesan. Serve with extra rocket and lemon wedges.

Cooking Tips:

To make your own roast tomato sauce, prick 250g cherry tomatoes with a fork. Place on a baking tray with 1 clove of crushed garlic and sprinkle with thyme leaves. Spray lightly with olive oil, season, toss to coat and roast for 20 minutes or until soft. Place in a bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Season to taste and stir to combine.
Try adding 1 tbsp of toasted pine nuts, to the meatballs for a nutty flavour and texture.
If you don't like tomato sauce, you can use any type of pasta sauce or pesto on the sub.