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Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny


  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef I used Wegmans organic grass-fed beef. You can also use ground turkey
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • 3 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated romano cheese
  • 1 25.5 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce (or 2 1/2 cups homemade)
  • 6 whole wheat hotdog buns
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a medium bowl combine the bread and milk together until combined and it forms a "paste".
  • Add in egg, worchestire sauce, basil, oregano, garlic, granulated onion powder, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, and romano cheese. Mix until completely combined.
  • Mix in the ground beef until the paste mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Roll into 18 meatballs and place on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Pour sauce of top.
  • Cook for 7 hours on low in slow cooker.
  • Place 3 meatballs in a roll, sprinkle1 1/2 tablespoons cheese on top, and enjoy.


**You can reduce the fat, calories, and points by using ground turkey instead of beef. Also, make this low carb by leaving out the bun.
Make ahead instructions
This can be made ahead of time by prepping meatballs, flash freezing, then storing in a bag in the freezer. Place meatballs in the slow cooker frozen and continue with recipe. You might need to add some extra time if meatballs are added frozen. You can also make the recipe completely ahead of time and freeze in portions. Warm up on stove or microwave.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g