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The Mighty Jollof Meatball Sub Sandwich

The Mighty Jollof Meatball Sub Sandwich

Subway sandwich – delicious, filling, messy… and ours with a little chili heat from the Jollof Sauce.

Sooo…. not African but another great way to use our sauce!

The recipe is an adaptation of many versions of this online.The caramelised onions are an unusual but great addition to the sandwich.

This recipe makes enough for around 4- 5 people. It’s pretty easy to make. Here’s how:


1 large onion, peeled and minced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
500g beef mince
500g pork mince
3 large eggs
25g grated Parmesan
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs
2 teaspoons salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
220g breadcrumbs(I ground two slices of stale bread in a food processor)
180ml milk

2 tablespoons olive oil
4-6 Baguettes or Ciabatta
Sliced Mozarellla or Gruyere cheese

2 Jars Jollof Sauce

Caramelized onions
2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil




In a bowl mix all the meatball ingredients except oil and mix thoroughly using your hands.

Form even sized meatballs.

Add about two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and fry all the meatballs until browned on all sides.

Add jollof sauce to the meatballs with a little water to loosen the sauce and leave to cook.

In the meantime for the caramelised onions, heat the butter and olive oil and add the onions.

Add the salt (you can also use balsamic vinegar about 2 tablespoons) and cook over a medium-high heat for 20- 30 minutes, stirring every now and then until golden.

Check meatball sauce for seasoning and add more if necessary.

Now to put the sandwich together, slice the bread length-ways. Add the  meatballs and slices of cheese on top.

Put under the grill until cheese starts bubbling and browning.

Add the caramelised onions and eat!

Enjoy :)







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