Meatball Grinders with a Yummy Sauce


Sounds a bit odd, but it's fantastic. My best friend gave me the recipe so I made it and it is incredible. She wanted me to share the recipe, so here it is.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 3 (14 ounce) cans pizza sauce

  • 1 (10 ounce) jar apple jelly

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen meatballs

  • 6 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, mix pizza sauce, apple jelly, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.

  2. Place frozen meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until meatballs are done, stirring occasionally.

  3. While the meatballs are cooking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the split hoagie rolls on a large baking sheet.

  4. Place several meatballs and desired amount of sauce in each roll. Layer with mozzarella cheese. Place in the preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

700 Calories
28g Fat
87g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 700
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 2442mg 106%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 331mg 25%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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