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Cheesy Meatball Subs

Prep Time5 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: sandwich
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread


  • 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • Two tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • One teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Two eggs lightly beaten
  • Sub Rolls
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • One medium chopped onion
  • 1 TB minced garlic clove
  • One 6 ounces can tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Two bay leafs
  • 2-15 ounce cans tomato sauce


  • Add all the sauce ingredients to a slow cooker.
  • Cook on low at least 3 to 4 hours.
  • While sauce is cooking, mix the ground beef, Parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, bread crumbs, and eggs.
  • Use an ice cream scoop and place the meatballs on a large baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with a cooking spray.
  • Bake the meatballs at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oven and place them into the slow cooker with spaghetti sauce.
  • When you get ready for your cheesy meatball sub:
  • Add a layer of Mozzarella cheese to the bottom of the sub roll.
  • And,Add the meatballs and spaghetti sauce on top of the Mozzarella cheese.
  • Plus, Add additional cheese on top of the meatballs