61 Reviews

Followed directions exactly as stated and it make the most wonderful meatballs and so easy to do. When it was done put meatballs on fresh hoagies with a slice of provelone and bake in the oven for about 6 minutes to get toasty. My kids loved it too. Thank you Marg for posting, I don't know what I would do if nice people like you didn't post these great recipes.

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Metritek October 25, 2012

Ok, I must confess that I used my own meatball and sauce recipe for this. What I wanted to review, however, was the idea behind this--I had never thought to put it all together in the crock pot and let the flavors blend. I tried cooking the raw meatballs in the sauce for 8 hours and they were fantastic. I LOVE this idea and meatball subs are now on our monthly rotation. THANK YOU!!

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UPmomto4 March 31, 2010

We loved this recipe! I doubled the meatball ingredients and made 72 small meatballs, baked them in the oven for 20 minutes and then put them in the crock pot for about 2 hours with double the sauce. I also added some italian herbs when throwing in the breadcrumbs for some extra flavour. I'm so glad I doubled everything as there are leftovers and then some more for the freezer! They tasted fantastic and I'll definitely be making this again- DH requested them every week! Many thanks for a new favourite!

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Shuzbud April 08, 2013

Easy and yummy recipe. I like to pan fry them before putting them in the crockpot for texture. I've made both the chopped onion and onion powder version--I preferred using onion powder. My recommendation: use hoagie or sub rolls rather than hot dog buns!!!! The first time I made this I used hot dog buns and it was a huge mess. I've used hoagie rolls ever since and it's perfect :) Thanks, Marg!

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bmw5st March 19, 2013

I made this today using your friends idea. I put the meatballs in the sauce and cooked on low for 7 hours. They were perfect. I then put them in the hoagie rolls with a little more sauce and then the cheese. I broiled them until lightly browned and melted cheese. Delicious. thank you for sharing this great recipe with us.

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mommyoffour February 23, 2012

I was looking for a good recipe to make while we watch football. Hands down could not get much better than this. I used the onion salt in mine and was proud I did, I do not like the strong taste of onions in my meat. The subs were better than subway. I warmed my sauce on low in the crock pot while the meatballs were cooking. When the meatballs got done I placed them in the sauce on for one hour. That worked out perfectly. The only thing extra I did was placed 6 of them in a baking pan and baked them @ 350* for 4 or 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Try this it is absolutely GREAT! I had the hot dog buns and would not have changed anything.

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nurse26red September 14, 2008

We had this tonight for supper and loved it! Raves all around! The only change I made was to use Italian breadcrumbs instead of regular, since that's all I had. I'm going to stick with that next time too, since it was so good! Thanks for the excellent recipe!

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Luv2Cook/Hate2Clean:) September 09, 2008

We tried this recipe this weekend and it was wonderful! We used hoagie buns instead of hot dog buns. I also used shredded Parmesan cheese instead of grated. Then, I topped it with oregano as I made the sandwich. I used Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Sauce to add more flavor. This will definitely be a repeat!

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Tiffany @ Snapshots of Life May 11, 2008

Made this recipe as written with the exception of using hoagie rolls. Great recipe, moist delicious meatballs. I will definitely make this again and again. Thank you for submitting this!

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mills1954 May 14, 2016

Yes. Of course you can cook raw meatballs in a boiling sauce. Once the sauce comes to a boil, drop them in and reduce the heat to a lap simmer. I omit the onion sometimes and go X-tea heavy on fresh garlic. I suggest you add some fennel seed, at least 2+ teaspoons of this great flavor to the meat and use salteen crackers crumbled and crushed into crumbs. I'd toss in some parsley and chopped basil along with a load of finely minced garlic. (To taste) at least 6 cloves of the food of the gods. I'd put some Oregano in the sauce ai the end of cooking.

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Mo2Ca May 13, 2016
Meatball Subs (Crock Pot)