How To Make A Traeger Meatball Sandwich

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Grab some napkins for this recipe because we are bringing the fun with this mother of all Meatball Subs.  We start with our scratch made meatballs, smoke them on the Traeger and then pile them inside a crusty bun and top it with marinara and lots of cheese.

Print Recipe For Traeger Meatball Sub Sandwich

Yield: 6 Meatball Subs    Prep Time: 10 Minutes    Cook Time: 30-35 Minutes



  1. Wash all tools prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
  4. Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
  5. Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
  6. Set Traeger to 400˚, hit enter and hit ignite
  7. While Traeger is heating up –
  8. In a large mixing bowl add the following
    • Beef
    • Onion
    • Fishy Fishy and Rub-A-Dub
    • Garlic
    • Egg
    • Bread Crumbs
    • Cheese
  9. Mix well by hand until fully incorporated, allow to rest for 10 minutes
  10. Form into 36 meatballs and place onto Traeger Grilling Pan
  11. Heat marinara sauce and hold hot
  12. Mix remaining mozzarella cheese with the parmesan cheese and hold cold
  13. When temp hits 400˚ add the Meatballs(on the Traeger grilling pan) to the Traeger and close the lid
  14. Cook for 20-25 Minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165˚
  15. Using heat proof gloves, carefully remove the meatballs and pan, bring into the kitchen
  16. Slice all the buns lengthwise and form a canoe style cut (create a center well to hold sauce)
  17. Place 6ea meatballs in the middle of the bun
  18. Top each bun with about ½ cup of sauce
  19. Top meatballs and sauce with 1/3 cup of the mozzarella and parmesan mixture
  20. Add the sandwiches onto the grilling pan and then put back onto the Traeger and close the lid
  21. Cook for 5-7 Minutes or until cheese starts to brown
  22. Using heat proof gloves, carefully remove the sandwiches and bring into the kitchen
  23. Garnish with finely chopped basil

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Published on 3/24/2021.

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