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Traeger Smoky Meatball Subs

Traeger Smoky Meatball Subs

By Traeger Kitchen

Swap out your favorite spaghetti recipe for these spicy meatball subs. Traeger smoked meatballs will give your taste buds a run for their money.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

50 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
1 Large Egg
1/3 Cup milk or buttermilk
2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Cup dry seasoned breadcrumbs or crushed croutons
1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 1/2 Pound ground beef
1/4 Cup onion, minced
1 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Jar (24 oz) marinara sauce
4 (6 inch) sub rolls or baguettes, cut through the sides
As Needed thinly sliced or grated provolone cheese


  • 1

    In a small mixing bowl using a fork or whisk, beat the egg. Whisk in the milk and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in the breadcrumbs and Cajun seasoning, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.

    • 1 Large Egg

    • 1/3 Cup milk or buttermilk

    • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    • 1/2 Cup dry seasoned breadcrumbs or crushed croutons

    • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • 2

    In another bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, and black pepper. Add the egg mixture to the meat mixture and combine well.

    • 1 1/2 Pound ground beef

    • 1/4 Cup onion, minced

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    • 2  garlic cloves, minced

  • 3

    If the mixture seems dry, add a bit more milk. If too wet, add more dry breadcrumbs. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of golf balls.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 325°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

  • 5

    Arrange the meatballs directly on the grill grate. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

  • 6

    In the meantime, heat the marinara sauce in a pan on the stovetop. Transfer the cooked meatballs to the pan and let them simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

    • 1 Jar (24 oz) marinara sauce

  • 7

    Tear off four sheets of aluminum foil and lay them on your work surface. Put a hoagie roll in the center of each. Divide the meatballs among the rolls.

    • 4  (6 inch) sub rolls or baguettes, cut through the sides

  • 8

    Top the meatballs with provolone cheese. Wrap the sandwiches tightly in the foil and return to the Traeger to heat for 10 to 12 minutes.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

    • As Needed thinly sliced or grated provolone cheese

  • 9

    Remove from Traeger, serve and enjoy!

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