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Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatballs Recipe
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Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatballs Recipe

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"I use my slow cooker so much—unless my husband decides to grill for me—and these mouthwatering meatballs are just one reason why," explains Peggy Rios of Mechanicsville, Virginia. "They’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when I serve them as party appetizers…or a yummy, filling sandwich spooned over crusty rolls and topped with cheese."—Peggy Rios, Mechanicsville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 12 hoagie buns, split
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 643 calories, 36 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 1,302 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the meatballs, onion, brown sugar, soup mix and beer. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until heated through.
  2. Place six meatballs on each bun bottom. Sprinkle each sandwich with 1/4 cup cheese. Place on baking sheets. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Replace bun tops. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Bavarian Meatballs in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 643 calories, 36 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 1,302 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2013

My husband really liked them, kids not so much.

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Reviewed May. 1, 2013

This recipe was fantastic! It was easy to cook using the slow cooker and my entire family loved it and asks for it often!

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Reviewed May. 1, 2013

This recipe is excellent. My entire family loved it!

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

These have such great flavor i drizzled just a bit of ranch over the top and so yummy!!! These will also be great as just an appitizer will be making again for sure!!

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

I made these for a family reunion two years ago. Had so many great responses and requests for the recipe, that I'm making it again for another family reunion this year!!

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