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Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs

Delicious and easy to make meatball subs with Manwich sloppy joe sauce. The perfect Feel-Good dinner for back to school.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatball sub, sandwich, sloppy joe
Servings: 6
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork sausage
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 15 ounces Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 6 submarine rolls
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Mix ground beef, ground sausage, minced onion, garlic salt, Italian seasoning and black pepper in large bowl.
  • Shape into 18 (1 inch) meatballs.
  • Melt butter or heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown the exterior of the meatballs, flipping and turning them until fully browned and partially cooked through
  • Pour Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce sauce over top, and let simmer.
  • Simmer 10-15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Evenly distribute meatballs into sub rolls, and top with a sprinkle of cheese.
  • Broil 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted
  • Garnish with fresh parsley


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1376mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 13mg