For several days leading up to last Saturday's MSU v. OSU showdown for all the roses, the boyfriend had been talking about meatball subs. This isn't anything to write home about, considering the fact that his honest-to-goodness favorite food is sandwiches, but it got me thinking. I'd never had a meatball sub.
I started to look for a great recipe. I didn't want anything that was "healthified." These sandwiches were indulgent, as I intended them to be. I'd only made meatballs a few times before, so I needed clear step-by-step instructions. Smitten Kitchen came through, as it does so frequently. Truth told, the caramelized onions were what sold me.
I spent much of the afternoon in the kitchen, mixing together my ground chuck and some of the ground venison that my hunter brought back from deer camp last week. I carefully browned my meatballs in my beloved Caribbean Blue Le Creuset Dutch oven.