Too busy to cook, too tired to cook, or too darn hungry to wait longer than 10 minutes for a meal? I’ve got a couple suggestions for you…both super easy, yummie and super fast meals. Previously, I did a post on two other “10 Minute Dinners,” Navajo Tacos and Hawaiian Haystacks. But, today I’m going to tell you about two other family favorites, Meatball Subs and the Clubhouse Grill.
First uppity-up, Meatball Subs. All you need is a package of frozen meatballs, a jar of red sauce, mozzarella cheese slices, and some sandwich rolls (I like the french bread rolls at Wal-Mart).
Dump a load of meatballs in a microwave safe dish (with a lid), add a couple TBS of water and cook about 5 minutes. Stir and reheat, if necessary…until they’re hot.
While the meatballs are cooking, heat up your spaghetti sauce on the stove. I like to heat the meatballs and the sauce separately so that I can drain the water and any grease from the meatballs first. Plus, then everything heats to just the right temp.
When both the meatballs and sauce are heated, drain any liquid/grease from the meatballs and pour the sauce over top, stir. Place on a hoagie roll with a slice of mozzarella cheese. I like to heat the sandwich for about 20 seconds to melt the cheese and warm the bread. Done! Serve with chips, potato/pasta/green salad or whatever. 10 minutes, for sure!
Alrighty, now let’s move on to the Clubhouse Grill. I didn’t have all the ingredients I wanted to make these…truth be told, I sent the Beard Man to the store to pick up some fun extras (tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, avocado, etc.) but, he was so distracted by the chip and pop aisles and totally forgot. Blame him. But, I still had the basics to throw this together (and, you can just IMAGINE that there is a juicy tomato and crisp lettuce leaf in the middle). Here we go…
So, what you need is some french bread, BBQ sauce, sliced ham, sliced turkey, sliced cheese, butter spread, and any additional ingredients that you want (tomato, lettuce, avocado, etc.)
Slice your french bread and butter one side of each piece.
Place the bread (butter side down) on an electric griddle or fry pan, with a slice of cheese on top of one. Lay some slices of ham and turkey down to heat up. When the bread is toasted on the underside, place the heated meat on top of the cheese.
Pour your favorite BBQ sauce on top of the meat and then add any additional toppings you want (again, I didn’t have any on hand…but, fresh tomatoes, bacon, lettuce, avocado, etc.)
Top with remaining piece of bread and eat up!