You don’t have to go to a fast food restaurant to get a good meatball sub. You can make them yourself. Try our Venison Meatball Sub recipe along with our homemade marinara sauce. Let us know what you think.
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If you don’t want to make the homemade marinara sauce you can use 24 oz of storebought marinara sauce or even spaghetti sauce.
Why I dampen my hands while forming the meatballs–Have you ever seen cracked or jagged meatballs? I have and they look very unappealing. Damp hands help the meatballs have a smooth consistency, plus the meat won’t stick to your hands as much.
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- The Venison Meatballs Subs are high in fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
- The subs are also high in cholesterol, fat, and sodium.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
The nutrition facts below for Venison Meatballs Subs include 1 medium-sized sub bun, 5 meatballs with our homemade marinara sauce (including the extra couple of spoons of sauce added once the subs are put together), and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese on top.
Venison Meatball Subs Nutrition Facts
|Yields: 12 Venison Meatballs Subs||Serving Size: 1 Meatball Sub|
|Calories 545||Calories from fat: 35%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21 g||32%|
|Saturated Fat 12 g||61%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 118 mg||39%|
|Sodium 1179 mg||49%|
|Potassium 284 mg||8%|
|Total Carbohydrates 59 g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 4 g||18%|
|Sugars 12 g|
|Protein 37 g||73%|
|Vitamin A 22%||Vitamin C 43%|
|Calcium 33%||Iron 13%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- To help lower the cholesterol and fat you could use less fat in your ground venison burger but keep in mind that for meatballs you really need some fat so they will be juicy and moist. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger.
- To help lower the fat, even more, you can omit the two eggs added to the meatballs, but keep in mind that the meatballs might not hold together as well so be gentle with them while frying. You can also use healthier cheese for the top of the sub or omit the cheese. Omitting the cheese would also help lower the sodium.
- To help lower the sodium use a salt alternative for the added salt in the recipe or leave it out and find a low-sodium bun, such as a whole wheat bun–the bread is where most of the sodium is coming from. Also, use no salt added tomatoes and low-sodium soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
- Whatever changes you make to your Venison Meatball Subs, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com