Each Saturday morning (when we’re home) the family watches The Pioneer Woman.  “The food show” as my girls call it, is just about the only show we all agree to watch together.

Ella likes to see her bake goodies.

Gracie likes to watch stuff outside, (and all the goodies, too).

Kyle likes pretty much anything she makes (and likes to dream that his wife will ACTUALLY make it).

As for me? Well, I watch each Saturday morning for an incentive to cook. I don’t like to cook, but if it looks easy, tasty and if there’s beef as the main ingredient, I’ll probably give it a shot.

One of her recipes on Saturday was just the ticket. So I made it – after the hubs asked begged me to do so.

These guys are so cute and pretty darn tasty. Kyle loved them, and the girls thought they were tasty, too. I wish I would have drained the grease first (not a big fan of that taste) but other than that, they were good enough to make again. Perhaps the best part? You can make these bad boys in under 30 minutes.

Any recipe under 30 minutes is a keeper in my world.

Mini Meatball Subs
Serves 4
Tasty mini meatball subs - made in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 pound Ground Chuck Or Ground Beef
  2. 1/2 cup Panko Or Other Bread Crumbs (I used crushed crackers)
  3. 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  5. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  6. 1/2 cup Milk
  7. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  8. 1/2 whole Medium Onion, Diced
  9. 1 jar (large) Marinara Sauce
  10. 12 whole Dinner Rolls (or Slider Rolls)
  11. 4 slices Provolone Cheese, Cut Into Four Wedges Each, or shredded cheese
  1. Mix meat with bread crumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and milk. Knead together with hands. Roll into heaping tablespoon-sized rolls.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for one minute. Add meatballs between the onions and brown for one minute. (You might have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet.)
  3. Pour in jar of marinara; shake pan gently to mix. Put on lid and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, cut each dinner roll in half. Place a wedge of Provolone on the top and bottom of each roll. Spoon a meatball with the sauce onto the bottom bun; top with the top bun.
  5. Serve immediately!
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
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Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.