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Prep Time:
10 Minutes
Marinade Time:
30 Minutes *to chill
Grill time:
15 Minutes

Meatball Subs

on Gourmet Hot Dog Buns by COBS Bread

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Meatball Subs
Serves 6
Prep Time:
Marinade Time: 30 Minutes *to chill
Grill time: 15 Minutes
Anyone can make hot dogs on the grill, some can even make spiral dogs, but a gourmet bun needs to have something worthy of gracing the soft and flavorful folds of bread. That’s where my idea for Meatball Subs on Gourmet Hot Dog Buns by COBS Bread comes in. Using ground brisket instead of typical ground beef, this recipe is elevated to the next level of deliciousness and into the realm of gourmet. 
Chill for 30 minutes
Chill for 30 minutes
Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side
Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side
Serve on a Gourmet Hot Dog Bun
Serve on a Gourmet Hot Dog Bun

Meatball Subs

Serves: 6       Total Time: 55 Minutes


  • 6 COBS Bread Gourmet Hot Dog Bun
  • 1 lb. freshly ground brisket or sirloin
  • 1 small, palm sized, onion, grated
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • 2 tbsp. Montreal steak spice
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • Gourmet barbecue sauce, pick your favorite or try one of these sauces
  • Sliced swiss cheese, lettuce, and horseradish mayo for serving 


Step 1
Chill the meat until it’s as cold as possible without being frozen. Using your hands, mix the onion, garlic, steak spice, and chili powder into the meat. Form into 1½-inch balls and lay them out on waxed paper.
Step 2
Chill the meatballs in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before grilling. This is a great time to start preheating your grill to medium-high, around 400°F and getting the other ingredients ready for assembling.
Step 3
Grill the meatballs over direct heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until an instant read thermometer reads 165°F.
Step 4
Toss the meatballs in a gourmet barbecue sauce of your choice, and then assemble your delicious meatball subs. Nestle those delicious morsels in lettuce and cheese, topping with some horseradish mayo for a kick. Don’t worry if things get a little messy, that gourmet hot dog bun can take it.
With loads of cheese and lettuce
With loads of cheese and lettuce
Try it with horseradish mayo
Try it with horseradish mayo

Meatball Subs on Gourmet Hot Dog Buns by COBS Bread just go to show that COBS Bread knows what they’re talking about when it comes to supporting protein. In fact, you can check out and even join their society where Buns Supporting Protein is the modus operandi. Support your own protein by making something delicious like these Meatball Subs, or another sandwich style meal. What is your favorite thing to put on a good bun?

Happy Grilling! 

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