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Slow Cooker Meatball Subs Recipe

Even though I live in South Florida, this recent cold snap has inched its way into our neck of the woods. As soon as chilly weather shows up, I break out the slow cooker and start making some good old-fashioned comfort food. Two of my favorite eats are Italian food and great sandwiches!

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Slow Cooker Meatball Subs Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups Progresso Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, finely minced
  • 1- 28ounce can Hunt’s crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 1 small can Hunt’s tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of salt (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of cracked pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 package of Kraft shredded mozzarella
  • 1 package of kaiser rolls

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DIRECTIONS

  1. In your slow cooker, combine paste, crushed tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of minced garlic.
  2. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together ground chuck, egg, breadcrumbs, fresh parsley and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Combine well.
  3. Divide the meat mixture into 20-26 meatballs.
  4. Place the meatballs in the sauce mixture and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  5. Put about three meatballs on each sub and ladle some of the sauce over the meatballs.
  6. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Broil for 3 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. Cool for a minute or two and ENJOY!

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Slow Cooker Meatball Subs Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1¼ cups Progresso Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, finely minced
  • 1- 28ounce can Hunt's crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 1 small can Hunt's tomato paste
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of salt (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of cracked pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 package of Kraft shredded mozzarella
  • 1 package of kaiser rolls
Instructions
  1. In your slow cooker, combine paste, crushed tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of minced garlic.
  2. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together ground chuck, egg, breadcrumbs, fresh parsley and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Combine well.
  3. Divide the meat mixture into 20-26 meatballs.
  4. Place the meatballs in the sauce mixture and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  5. Put about three meatballs on each sub and ladle some of the sauce over the meatballs.
  6. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Broil for 3 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. Cool for a minute or two and ENJOY!

Comments

  1. I would buy Hunts 8oz sauce, there’s always a use for that!

  2. I think I might buy buy FOUR Progresso products too.

  3. I’ll buy some Pillsbury Refrigerated Breads too

  4. Susan Christy says:

    I’m buying artichoke hearts!

  5. I’d buy Progresso breadcrumbs to make this recipe. I love meatball subs and it’s what I always order at Subway. I really do need to make them at home – cheaper, more convenient, and probably better tasting.

  6. Megan Ryan says:

    cannollis

  7. Yum! That looks so delicious! I would totally use Hunt’s tomato sauce with oregano,basil and garlic and make a Baked Eggplant Parmesan. I would use Pillsbury bread sticks and top it all with some Kraft’s parmesan cheese!

  8. I might stock-up on Progresso beans

  9. I would buy Hunt’s diced tomatoes.

  10. Duane Cooper says:

    I love the Progresso breadcrumbs and Hunt’s Tomato Sauce! I use them both weekly!

  11. I would get Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth.

  12. I might splurge on artichoke hearts!

  13. Duane Cooper says:

    I love Hunts Tomato Sauce as a base for my homemade sauce!

  14. I really have to restock my tomato cans in my pantry; I’ll buy some Hunts.

  15. I need to stock-up on Hunt’s Stewed Tomatoes, I always use them when I make pot roast in the slow cooker.

  16. Duane Cooper says:

    i would stock up on Prgresso Bread Crumbs!

  17. Duane Cooper says:

    My family loves Publix Italian Bread!

  18. Laura J says:

    Oh I would pick up the Progresso Bread Crumbs, Hunt’s Tomatoes, and Tomato Sauce !!! We love Italian!

  19. Annette says:

    I’d buy Progresso breadcrumbs.

  20. Duane Cooper says:

    i would stock up on Mueller’s Spaghetti!

  21. Made these over the weekend, delicious!!

  22. I made this and followed the recipe but for some reason it just turned out way to soft and I think it was the bread crumbs that gave it a odd taste. Any suggestions?

  23. Carolina says:

    Just made this recipe! What I changed was I rolled the meatballs in the shredded mozzarella and then put them in the crockpot so they melt together

  24. Can I make the meatballs the night before and pop them in the crock pot the next morning?

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  26. To answer the question about being “too soft”, meatballs should be baked or fried before going into the sauce. I know some people do it this way, but my Italian noni would roll over in her grave. Bake on 400 until they’re brown (20-30 minutes) or fry them in olive oil until they’re crispy and then into the sauce. You could bake them and freeze them if time is an issue and just use them from the freezer to the crockpot. I also use Parmesan or Romano cheese in my meatballs to give them great flavor. good luck

  27. Breonna Love says:

    I haven’t tried this just yet because I started cooking late but its in the fridge waiting to be warmed up ! I used ground turkey instead and added garlic and herb marinara sauce. I used the left over mixed meat to make Turkey burgers and it was AMAZING!! I can’t wait until we have them tomorrow for dinner great recipe !

  28. Sean Percy says:

    I would brown the meatballs first to give them another depth of flavour.

  29. Jessica G says:

    We just has this for dinner and it was AMAZING !! I added some red pepper flakes to the meat and the sauce, forgot to buy parsley so I added a little extra Italian seasoning to the meat mixture and the sauce as well. I’ve never made meatballs before but I will for sure make these again. Thank you!

  30. If I brown the meatballs first do they still need to cook in the crockpot for 4-6 hours?

  31. I made this last week using ground sausage instead of chuck. It was TheBomb.com. Holy crap it was good. Thank you for posting this recipe!

  32. I made these with aldi brand tomatos and paste I did brown the meatballs first, but soooo good!!!!

  33. Brittany says:

    Can this recipe be cooked on high?

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