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Friday, March 21, 2008

Meatball Subs: crockpot & freezer recipe

This is a great recipe to pop in the crockpot and enjoy later in the day. You can also make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them, so I thought I'd share it as a part of both Freezer Food Friday AND Slow Cooking Thursday. FFF is new to me, and I haven't done SCT in quite a while... my silly job keeps interfering with this fun stuff! ;)

Meatball Subs

For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (I also add a small amount of oatmeal.)

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 dash Worsterchire sauce

  • 1 dash onion powder

  • 1 dash salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 TBSP grated Parmesean cheese

1 large (approx. 32 oz.) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

6-8 sub or hoagie buns

  1. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

  2. Shape into walnut-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet.

  3. Cook meatballs: either bake at 400 for 20 minutes or so, or, microwave until done-- it takes about 8 minutes in my microwave.

  4. (May freeze at this point by placing meatballs on a foil-lined cookie sheet and freezing. After frozen, remove from cookie sheet and place into zip-top bag.)

  5. Place meatballs in crockpot and cover with sauce. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

  6. To make subs: place meatballs and sauce on buns, top as desired, and enjoy!

  7. Optional: I like to toast the buns with a little butter and garlic salt, and then top the meatballs with sliced mozzarella cheese and broil until melted.

    P.S. I'm not sure what the problem is, but the font sizes in this entry keep changing from microscopic to huge on me. I can't find anything in the HTML to explain this. I hope you can read it!


Anonymous said...

Welcome to Freezer Food Friday! Glad to have you aboard!

Meatballs are a sure fire pleaser. Thanks for sharing!



Sandra said...

These sound wonderful :)

Renee's Reading Corner said...

This sounds great! Thanks so much for sharing. Welcome to FFF!


Tiffany said...

We tried these for dinner tonight. They were wonderful! Thanks for sharing.