Crockpot Meatball Subs
Homemade meatballs made in the crockpot are perfect for stuffing inside a toasty hoagie roll. These meatball subs are a favorite around here.
Servings 4 sandwiches
For the meatballs:
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ pound ground pork
- 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup powdered Parmesan
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 onion minced
- 1 egg
For the sauce:
- 28 ounce jar marinara
- 15 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
For the subs:
- 4 hoagie rolls
- 4 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon parsely minced
To make the meatballs:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Add the ground beef, pork, bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, onion, and egg to a large mixing bowl and combine well with your hands. Do not overmix.
Separate the mixture into 12 equal sized chunks and roll into meatballs.
Place meatballs on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
To make the sauce:
Add all of the sauce ingredients to a 6 quart slow cooker and stir well to combine.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and place in the slow cooker with the sauce.
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
To make the subs:
Open the hoagie rolls and butter the insides of each roll.
Sprinkle evenly with the garlic salt, about ½ teaspoon per roll or to taste.
Place opened hoagie rolls on a large baking sheet under the broiler and broil until as toasted as you’d like. Keep a close eye on the bread as it will go from toasted to burnt very quickly.
Remove the bread from the oven and add meatballs to the bread. Top with a spoonful of sauce.
Top each sandwich with 2 slices of fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of parsley.
Return to the broiler for 1 minute to let the cheese soften.
Add more red pepper flakes for a spicier tomato sauce.
Use Hawaiian rolls to make meatball sliders instead of subs.
Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 1134kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 4095mg | Potassium: 1621mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2285IU | Vitamin C: 32.5mg | Calcium: 531mg | Iron: 18.9mg