Slow Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

Slow cooker meatball

Slow Cooker Meatball Sandwiches…

meatballs cooked in a garlic and chile tomato sauce.

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches
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Ingredients
  1. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  2. 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  3. 2/3 cup finely chopped onion (2 small)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  8. 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  9. 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 small)
  10. 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  12. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  13. 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  14. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  15. 1/8 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  16. 8 hoagie buns, split and toasted
  17. 2 cups shredded mozzarela cheese (8 ounces)
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large bowl, stir together egg, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup onion, the salt, oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into 32 balls. Arrange meatballs in a single layer in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Drain off fat.
  2. 2. For the sauce, in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together tomato sauce, the remaining 1/3 cup onion, the sweet pepper, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and the hot pepper sauce. Add cooked meatballs, stirring gently to coat with sauce.
  3. 3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. 4. Place four meatballs on the bottom of each bun. Top with some of the sauce and some of the cheese. Add bun tops. Makes 8 servings.
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