Spicy Dill Pickle Meatball Sub

Recipe Creator: Bothwell Cheese

This delicious Meatball Sub made with flavourful Sunny Dog Spicy Dill Pickle Monterey Jack, homemade meatballs, spicy arrabbiata sauce, and crispy buns is a comforting and delicious meal perfect for any night of the week!


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and minced
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 small sub buns, toasted
  • 1 (14 oz) jar of spicy arrabbiata sauce
  • 1 cup Sunny Dog Spicy Dill Pickle Monterey Jack, grated
  • Optional: Dill pickles for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, red chilis and salt/ pepper using your hands.
  3. Divide beef mixture into 12 equal balls and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake meatballs for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature is 160°F.
  5. While meatballs are cooking, heat sauce in a medium-large pot on low-medium heat.
  6. When meatballs are done, carefully add them to the sauce pot and toss to coat meatballs with sauce.
  7. Place the four buns on a clean parchment-lined baking sheet and equally divide the meatballs and sauce in each bun. Top each sandwich with ¼ cup cheese.
  8. Bake sandwiches until cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add pickles to subs if using and serve immediately!