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Homemade meatball recipe – meatball sandwich

We’re obsessed with a homemade meatball recipe made from our delicious sausages (if we say so ourselves) and this meatball sandwich recipe is such a great way to experience all those juicy and herby flavours. We’ve used our Proper Porkers for this Italian meatball recipe, with the peppery British sausages giving the meatball sub a tasty herbiness. This homemade meatball recipe is a proper hearty meal and comfort food, ticking all the boxes with crusty bread, the taste of sweet and jammy tomatoes, spicy chorizo and salty olives. Try this meatball sub fakeaway when you want a more indulgent weekend treat or an ultimate sandwich to take your sandwiches to the next level. You can mix it up and try this spicy meatball sandwich with an Asian inspired sauce – like a Banh Mi, which we have a recipe for here – instead of this Italian meatball sandwich. Once you’ve made this meatballs recipe from mince, let us know what combos you try!


To make 2 portions:
– 1 pack of The Jolly Hog Proper Porker British Sausages
– Bread of your choice (we chose a fresh, crispy baguette)
– Passata
– 2 tbsp green olives
– Chorizo (optional, could also use chilli flakes to add spice or remove completely)
– Cheese (we like a strong cheddar or a nutty cheese for this)
– 3 cloves garlic
– Rocket


– To start this homemade meatball sandwich recipe, take a pack of our British sausages (Little Porkers British Chipolata Sausages or Proper Porkers work great for this recipe) and squeeze the meat out of the skins into a bowl or onto a plate.
– Shape the sausage mince into meatballs. No extra seasoning needed!
– Put the pork meatballs to cook under the grill or in the oven (we used the oven on 180 degrees and turned them occasionally for super caramelised pork meatballs. Remove when they’re fully cooked through, with no pink, and crispy and caramelised on the outside.
– In the meantime, if you’re using chorizo, chop it up and add it before the passata for a minute to the pan with olive oil on a medium high heat. Add the chopped garlic at this point too.
– If you’re not using these, go straight into adding passata to the frying pan (or simply add after a couple mins if you’ve already added the garlic and chorizo)
– Let the passata bubble away and then add the olives after chopping them roughly.
– Once the sauce has reduced into a yummy sauce – after about 5-10 mins – remove from the heat.
– Chop a fresh baguette and add butter then add your sausage meatballs to make this sausage meatball sandwich recipe.
– If you’re adding cheese and want to melt it, either use a blow torch to melt the cheese or put it under the grill for another minute like we did.

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