Crock Pot Meatball Sandwiches are classic tailgating food! They're an easy dinner recipe that tastes amazing! If you can make a hamburger you can make Crock Pot Meatball Sandwiches!
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Crock Pot Meatball Sandwiches

Crock Pot Meatball Sandwiches are classic tailgating food! They're an easy dinner recipe that tastes amazing! If you can make a hamburger you can make Crock Pot Meatball Sandwiches!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 886kcal
Author Aubrey Cota

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp pouch Hunt's Recipe Ready Tomato Paste
  • 56 oz. can Hunt's Crushed Tomatoes 2-28oz cans
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp dried oregano

Meatballs

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely minced Italian parsley
  • 1.5 lb lean ground beef
  • 1.5 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced

Meatball Sandwich

  • 6-8 sub rolls sliced horizontally
  • 16 slices mozzarella 2 slices for each sandwich

Instructions

Sauce

  • combine all sauce ingredients in the bowl of slow cooker and cover with lid
  • turn slow cooker to high

Meatballs

  • in a small bowl stir together breadcrumbs and milk, then set aside
  • in a small bowl stir together eggs, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and parsley
  • add ground beef and sausage to the bowl with the egg/Parmesan mixture and mix until just combined
  • top with breadcrumbs, onion and garlic
  • mix everything until it is just combined but not over mixed
  • form 1/3 cup of meat mixture into a ball and set on a baking sheet
  • repeat with remaining mixture
  • place meatballs into sauce in crock pot and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 6 hours

Meatball Sandwich

  • spread sauce from crock pot on the inside of the sub roll
  • place 3 to 4 meatballs inside the roll (depending on length of sub roll)
  • drizzle with more sauce and cover the top of meatballs with mozzarella slices
  • place sandwiches in oven to broil until cheese is melted
  • enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 886kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 2620mg | Potassium: 1279mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 544mg | Iron: 15mg