Nate's Meatless Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Nate's Meatless Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Nate's Meatless Meatballs - a line of  vegan and vegetarian "meatballs" - is the perfect solution to a quick and healthy family meal. Made from protein-packed soy, Nate's Meatless Meatballs offer the taste, texture and versatility of traditional meatballs—but with fewer calories and high vegetable protein content, making them perfect for vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets alike. Nate's brings you a delicious homemade meatless meatball sandwich recipe that can make for a perfect appetizer when cut into small pieces or a filling family meal for your weeknight dinner! Nate's Meatless Meatballs are available nationwide in stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts, and other local supermarkets. For more information on Nate's Meatless Meatballs, visit www.natesmeatless.com.

1
Servings
1242
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Marinara Sauce

  • 1  Tablespoon  Olive Oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  Dried thyme
  • 1  Cup  Fresh Basil
  • 2  Tablespoons  Salt
  • 2  Tablespoons  Dired oregano
  • Yellow onion, chopped
  • 1  Cup  Water
  • 4  Cups  Canned tomatoes
  • 1  Tablespoon  Dried rosemary
  • Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Pepper
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Sugar

For the Sandwich

  • Ciabatta Bread
  • 1/2  Red pepper, roasted
  • 1/2  Yellow pepper, roasted
  • 1  Dash of  Fresh Basil
  • Nate's Meatless Meatballs
  • 1  Cup  Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

For the Marinara Sauce

1) Heat oil and sauté onions, whole garlic and dried herbs until onions are translucent.
2) Add canned tomato and water, stir to scrape up all flavor at the bottom of the pan.
3) Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes.
4) Stir in fresh herbs and let simmer 10 - 15 minutes more.
5) Remove from heat and puree.
6) Add salt, pepper and sugar. Adjust according to your taste.

For the Sandwich

1) Heat Nate’s Meatless Meatballs according to the package directions.
2) Slice ciabatta in half.
3) Place basil and roasted peppers on bottom half of bread.
4) Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top of vegetables.
5) Place Nate’s Meatless Meatballs on top of cheese.
6) Cover with warm marinara sauce.
7) Place in a Panini Press. If you don’t have one, you can use the bottom sides of 2 cast iron pans. Heat both pans, put oil in one and place your sandwich in it. Brush the top bread with a little oil, and place the other hot pan on top of the sandwich. Heat until the cheese melts and bread is crispy.

8) Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
65g
93%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Carbohydrate, by difference
115g
88%
Protein
71g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
1517µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
158mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1320µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
3012mg
100%
Choline, total
129mg
30%
Copper, Cu
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
44g
100%
Fluoride, F
43µg
1%
Folate, total
462µg
100%
Iron, Fe
54mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
447mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
8mg
100%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
1569mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
72µg
100%
Sodium, Na
2446mg
100%
Thiamin
5mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
1233g
46%
Zinc, Zn
13mg
100%

Meat Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meat Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.