Total Time
4hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I got this from a crock pot cookbook several years ago and have made it many times. We all love it. Get a crusty sub roll, spread it with butter, garlic salt and pop in under the broiler for a few minutes and then make your sandwich. It is yummy and easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients for meatballs; mix well.
  2. Shape into 1" balls and broil or saute till brown.
  3. Put into a crock pot.
  4. Combine sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and heat pour over meatballs.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  6. Put on sub rolls along with Provolone cheese and put under the broiler for a few minutes till cheese melts.
  7. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

Is there another word for AMAZING to describe how good these are? Seriously, one bite and I was in heaven. I did it a bit differently to cut down steps. I used 1lb ground turkey, mixed that with one egg and the rest of the ingredients as it. For the sauce I used a bottle of spaghetti sauce, half a bell pepper cut up, half an onion sliced, a clove of garlic sliced. Put it in the crock pot on high for one hour and it was done. (Cook your meatballs first in the oven of course). Assembled the sandwich by digging out the bread in the middle and forming a well for the meatballs to sit in. Spread with butter, sprinkle with garlic salt, place meatballs, layer pepperoni's on top of that and two big slices of provolone cheese. Put under broiler for 4 minutes. So delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

heather_werner April 27, 2010

I really enjoy a good meatball sub, and this one was no exception. I made like the recipe says using the ingredients listed, but cut back to 1/2 tsp. on the salt in the meatballs. Worked out great for us. DS and his wife thought they were excellent and so did I! We will have these often for lunches. I made a double batch and froze some of the sauce and meatballs in qt. size Ziploc baggies, to have again when I want something quick. Oh almost forgot, I didn't use green pepper in the sauce as I didn't have any and it was great anyway. I cooked meatballs in the oven on a cookie sheet, then added to the sauce on top of the stove and cooked for 3 hrs. on low. Melted the provolone on top and served sprinkled with extra parmesan cheese in sub rolls. Thanks for this awesome recipe Mimi! Milt

miltt April 27, 2008

Good and I want your sub, too.

gailanng January 07, 2013