Buddy Cake Boss Valastro Shares a Delightful Family Recipe

Monday 06th, August 2018 / 14:17 Written by
Buddy Cake Boss Valastro Shares a Delightful Family Recipe

Buddy Cake Boss Valastro Shares his Meatball Sub Recipe

With National Sandwich Month coming up in August, TLC’s Buddy Cake Boss  Valastro is sharing one of his favorite sandwich recipes—the Smashed Meatball Sub from Buddy V’s Ristorante. Recently opened at The Shops at La Cantera, Buddy V’s has quickly made a name for itself as one of the best Italian restaurants in San Antonio, with the Smashed Meatball Sub serving as a true fan favorite.  Featuring grandma’s meatballs, provolone, herbed ricotta and marinara sauce, this mouth-watering creation shares a taste of his family gatherings.

Buddy Cake Boss Valastro

Buddy Cake Boss Valastro

Grandma’s Meatballs
6 oz. dry bread (small diced)
6.5 fl. Oz. milk
2 lbs. ground pork
2 lbs. ground veal
2 lbs. ground beef
1.5 cup egg
0.5 cup EVOO
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp dry Italian
herb blend
6 tbsp parsley (chopped)
1.5 cup Panko
0.5 cup Pecorino
0.75 cup Parma
4.5 tbsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1. Soak bread in milk for about 15 minutes.
2. Place all ingredients together into mixer equipped with paddle. Mix all thoroughly.
3. Portion into 2 oz. meatballs.
4. Sear in pan using olive oil, rotating to sear all sides.
5. Put seared meatballs into hot marinara sauce and simmer until meatballs reach 165 degrees.
Smashed Meatball Sub Ingredients
5 meatballs
2 oz. ricotta
3 oz. marinara
2 oz. provolone (sliced)
1 hoagie roll (8”)
2 basil leaves
1. Place the hot meatballs with sauce on the bottom of the hoagie and smash meatballs into bread.
2. Top meatballs with provolone slices and spread ricotta on top side of hoagie.
3. Place entire sandwich into hot oven until the cheese is melted.
4. Once melted, tear basil leaves onto meatballs and place top half of bun onto sandwich.
5. Cut sandwich into half and serve with French fries.
6. Enjoy!
Before dinner you will want to stop by Carlo’s Bake Shop at The Shops at La Cantera to pick up dessert for later!
Buddy Cake Boss Valastro

Buddy Cake Boss Valastro cake

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