Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatballs Recipe

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

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4.5 11 17
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When my husband's not manning the grill, I count on my slow cooker. These mouthwatering meatballs are just one reason why. They’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when I serve them as party appetizers…or spooned over crusty rolls and topped with cheese for irresistible sandwiches. —Peggy Rios, Mechanicsville, Virginia
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours

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

Directions

In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine meatballs, onion, brown sugar, soup mix and beer. Cook, covered, on low until meatballs are cooked through, 3-4 hours.
Place five or 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 until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes. Replace bun tops. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Bavarian Meatballs in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p33

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine meatballs, onion, brown sugar, soup mix and beer. Cook, covered, on low until meatballs are cooked through, 3-4 hours.
  2. Place five or 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 until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes. Replace bun tops. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Bavarian Meatballs in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p33

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 276322
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2017

"These were really easy to put together and everyone liked them."

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katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 259984
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"These were a big hit for our family! easy for a weeknight dinner. Great flavor! Thank you for

sharing"

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 253197
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"I have two very picky eaters on my hands and these were a winner in their book. They ate them all up and even had leftovers the next day. Great flavor and an inexpensive meal to throw together in a hurry."

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 220632
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"I thought this was a solid and different kind of recipe....I made around the holidays as a fast meal for guests. It was tasty and appealing, for the adults. I would make again, although stick with this for the grown ups."

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Jami4 User ID: 5573747 66986
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"My husband really liked them, kids not so much."

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Lynnhbcooking User ID: 7247749 147647
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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Lynnhbcooking User ID: 7247749 66985
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"This recipe is excellent. My entire family loved it!"

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goobieT User ID: 6058738 167856
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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bgcassidy User ID: 101290 147236
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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Lynnardo User ID: 2887380 94330
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"SO GOOD! And easy to throw together in the crock pot and forget about while you have company! I have been asked for this recipe every time I serve these."

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