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Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

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Prep Time

40 min



This submarine sandwich is on a quest for flavour. The warm brioche sub rolls are packed with beefy meatballs, cheddar cheese and tomato sauce, and served with mayo and fries. The twist? There’s basil in the mayo AND there’s basil in the sub… it’s basilicious!

Prep Time

40 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 brown onion
40g mature cheddar †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
1 tbsp dried oregano
basil 3.18
5g basil
300g potatoes
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
Classic nut pesto pot
45g classic basil nut pesto †
tomato frito
1 tin of tomato frito
2 mayonnaise sachets (30ml) †
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1 beef stock cube †
brioche sub rolls
2 brioche sub rolls †
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 5g basil
  • 300g potatoes
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 45g classic basil nut pesto pot<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of tomato frito (200g)
  • 1 mayonnaise sachet (10ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 sub style brioche rolls<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 856 kJ
205 kcal
4851 kJ
1163 kcal
of which saturates
10 g
4.3 g
56.4 g
24.3 g
of which sugars
15.7 g
3.3 g
89.2 g
19 g
Fibre 1.6 g 9.1 g
Protein 8.3 g 47.1 g
Salt 0.91 g 5.18 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
1 tbsp dried oregano
dried oregano
5g basil
basil (100%)
300g potatoes
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
45g classic basil nut pesto pot
sunflower seed oil, Italian basil (36%), cashew nut, Grana Padano PDO cheese (milk, egg), glucose, Pecorino Romano PDO cheese (milk), sea salt, crushed pine kernels, extra virgin olive oil, whey protein (milk), flavourings, potato flakes, spices, acidity regulator: lactic acid; antioxidant: rosemary extract. May contain peanut & nuts
1 can of tomato frito (200g)
tomato, olive oil, sugar, salt and thickener: modified corn starch
1 mayonnaise sachet (10ml)
soy bean oil (78%), free range pasteurised egg and egg yolk (8.9%), spirit vinegar, water, sugar, salt, lemon juice, antioxidant: calcium disodium edta, flavouring, paprika extract
1 Knorr beef stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, sugar, beef extract (4%), yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, caramel syrup, maltodextrin, parsley, carrots, spices (parsley roots, CELERY seeds).
2 sub style brioche rolls
wheat flour (gluten) 49% (with calcium, iron, niacin, thiamin), butter (milk), pasteurised egg, water, milk, sugar, fresh yeast, salt, powdered pasteurised egg
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten, egg, nut, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Peel and grate the brown onion[s]

Add the grated onionbeef mince, dried oregano and panko breadcrumbs to a large bowl

Crumble in the beef stock cube[s] and season with a generous grind of black pepper


2 Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Knead the mince mixture thoroughly with clean hands for 2-3 min or until everything is combined, then divide and shape into 6 [12] meatballs

Refrigerate until later

3 Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Cut the potatoes (skins on) into fries 

Add the fries to a large baking tray with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a generous pinch of salt and give everything a good mix up

Put the tray in the oven for 25-30 min or until the fries are golden and starting to crisp

4 Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Meanwhile, heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the meatballs and cook for 3-4 min, turning occasionally, until they are browned all over 

5 Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Once browned, discard any excess oil and return the pan to a medium-low heat

Add the tomato frito to the pan and cook, covered, for 4-6 min or until cooked through

Once cooked, remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until ready to serve


6 Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Meanwhile, add the brioche sub rolls to a baking tray and put it in the oven for 2-3 min or until warmed through

Grate the cheddar cheese

7 Basilicious Meatball Sub With Fries

Pick the basil leaves off their stalks 

Combine the mayo with 1/2 [1] pot of classic basil nut pesto (save the rest for step 8!) – this is your pesto mayo

Carefully cut the warmed brioche sub rolls down the middle


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Load each roll with three meatballs, tomato sauce, grated cheese and basil leaves

Dot with the remaining pesto and serve the fries and pesto mayo to the side


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