Tasty Meatball Sandwiches Recipe
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Tasty Meatball Sandwiches Recipe

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These sandwiches are so yummy no one will guess frozen meatballs are your secret ingredient! They also make easy appetizers if unexpected guests stop by.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 batch of 30 meatballs (frozen or thawed)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 6 sandwich rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 365 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 849mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein


  1. Place meatballs in an ungreased 1-qt. baking dish. Combine the next five ingredients; pour over meatballs. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Serve on rolls. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: These meatballs may be served as an appetizer with toothpicks instead of an rolls.
Originally published as Meatball Sandwiches in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p20

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"My family loves this recipe and requests it often. Many a football game has been watched while eating these sandwiches."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"Love this recipe! I make it all the time and it's always gobbled up. We eat them without the buns most of the time!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"This is now a staple at all of our family dinners!"

Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"We really like this recipe. I use the make ahead meatball recipe and we love these as appetizers. I bring them to potluck and they are always a big hit. Really yummy. And so easy."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"My family loves this recipe! If it were up to my husband we would have meatball sandwiches 3 days a week."

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