196 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 149
  • 4 Rating Star 33
  • 3 Rating Star 10
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1

These are great for entertaining: a meatball with sauce and mozzarella cheese between a little roll.

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine ground beef, onion, green pepper, crackers, and egg in a large bowl. Season with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper; mix well. Form mixture into 8 meatballs. Place meatballs in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake meatballs in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Pour the spaghetti sauce into a large saucepan; bring to a simmer over low heat. Stir baked meatballs into the simmering sauce. Do not turn oven off. Simmer sauce until meatballs are fully cooked, about 20 minutes.

  • Place one meatball, a sprinkle of mozzarella, a sprinkle of Parmesan, and a bit of sauce between each roll. Place sandwiches in hot oven; bake until cheeses melt, about 7 minutes.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

351.02 calories; 18.03 g protein; 32.25 g carbohydrates; 16.35 g fat; 67.76 mg cholesterol; 821.44 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Sheri S.
03/01/2010
My husband loved this recipe! I made several small meatballs (instead of large ones) and substituted bread crumbs for the crackers. This was such an easy recipe and I'd definitely make it again!
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
04/08/2011
Easy and tasty! Great recipe - Thanks!
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196 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 149
  • 4 Rating Star 33
  • 3 Rating Star 10
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1
MamaHealthNut
09/15/2009
These little bit sized mini subs of tastiness are keepers for our family! I would have given these 5 STARS if I hadn't tweaked it to make it healthy. First I used 97% lean ground turkey instead of ground beef to lower the fat and calories. I left out the green onion and decided to sauté the onion before adding it to the meatball mixture to add a little more moisture. I was able to get 15 nice sized mini meatballs. I jar my own marinara which has all fresh ingredients so I chose to use that for the sauce I used whole wheat rolls for the subs and I also used low moisture low fat mozzarella.
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Sheri S.
03/01/2010
My husband loved this recipe! I made several small meatballs (instead of large ones) and substituted bread crumbs for the crackers. This was such an easy recipe and I'd definitely make it again!
(73)
FROGHOPPER
08/12/2009
These turned out great! I followed the recipe except baked (first bake not the cheese melting bake) them for an additional 8 minutes b/c I forgot to set the timer!! But they were just fine. I served two on whole wheat brat buns and it was perfect. My husband picky eater told me to make these again soon! Yay!! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Curly Sue
05/20/2010
I used my own meatball recipe but this idea is great! I also made them before hand baked for 15 min @ 350 to get them browned and them put them in the crockpot on low for 6 hours with pasta sauce and they turned out great!!
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Anonymous
11/23/2009
Amazing! Best meatball subs I have made. Subbed italian bread crumbs for the crackers and did not add salt. Used a slice of provolone instead of shredded cheese. Wow!
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dookie007
01/07/2010
I'm a new member to Allrecipes and so far this is the #1 recipe I've made from here. It won't make a difference if you don't add the onions and green peppers. I used Ritz Crackers and boy did the meatballs taste great. I think I'll use Ritz when making meatloaf too.
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Rebekah Rose Hills
09/01/2010
These are wonderful sandwiches! We designated them "Meatball Sliders".:) I followed the recipe as written and served them on A.R.'s French Bread Rolls to Die For. I flattened the meatballs a little so they were almost like little patties so they'd fit nicely on the rolls without moving around too much. I used Hunt's Garlic & Herb spaghetti sauce. Yum! Will definitely use again!
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HORSEZ001
09/09/2009
These were surprisingly good! I found one recipe made about 15 meatballs. We used hoagie buns and put 3-4 balls per sandwich. I also cut the amount of green pepper in half as they were getting a little "chunky". Also we only used about 1/4 the amount of sauce.
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Roxanne J.R.
08/10/2009
Oh my! The meatballs smelled so good while they were baking and when it was simmering in the spaghetti sauce - I was inhaling the aroma from my backyard! I made Buttery Pan Rolls (recipe also on this site) to use as the dinner rolls and added cheddar cheese along with the other cheeses. It was very delicious! Thanks for sharing matykada!
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