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Meatball Sandwiches

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Tasty meatball sandwiches include ground beef, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasonings, and a little hot pepper.

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs or dried oregano
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 6 to 8 sandwich rolls, split and warmed
  • mozzarella cheese


In mixing bowl, beat egg with salt, Italian herbs, ground red pepper and garlic powder. Add chopped onion, lean ground beef, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Shape the beef mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the meatballs, turning frequently, about 8 to 10 minutes in all.

Drain meatballs and transfer to a 5- to 6-quart crockpot. Combine tomato sauce and red wine; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours. To serve, place 3 to 4 meatballs in a split roll then top with some sauce from the crockpot. If desired, top with sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese and heat under the broiler just until cheese is melted.
Serves 6 to 8.

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 5 out of 5
Excellent Meal, Member mrswoodchuck

Let me start by saying that I didn't find it too spicy, nor did I find it bland. Dh and dd were not too sure about this meal. They both loved it. Dd is extremely picky and she ate the whole thing! (I liked it also.) I wasn't sure about browning the meatballs. I got my 12"" skillet out and it turned out to not be big enough to do all of them in one batch. However, doing two batches didn't seem to hurt anything. It didn't take long at all. Next time I make this, I will probably use my double burner griddle and see if that works any better.

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