Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatball Hoagies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatball Hoagies

Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
When my husband is not manning the grill, I count on my slow cooker. These meatballs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when I serve them as a party appetizer or spooned over crusty rolls and topped with cheese for irresistible sandwiches. —Peggy Rios, Mechanicsville, Virginia

Updated: Jun. 23, 2023

Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatball Hoagies

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 12 sandwiches.

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 shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine meatballs, onion, brown sugar, soup mix and beer. Cook, covered, on low until meatballs are heated through, 3-4 hours.
  2. Place 5-6 meatballs on each bun bottom. Sprinkle each sandwich with 1/4 cup cheese. Place on baking sheets. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes. Replace bun tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 643 calories, 36g fat (18g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1302mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.

When my husband is not manning the grill, I count on my slow cooker. These meatballs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when I serve them as a party appetizer or spooned over crusty rolls and topped with cheese for irresistible sandwiches. —Peggy Rios, Mechanicsville, Virginia