It’s picnic time! Well, maybe not quite yet, but the beautiful spring weather here in Lancaster County is making us anticipate being outside this summer. I mean, just look at the beauty we get to see each and every day! (Warning: This will make you want to visit our area and picnic here with us!)
So what to make for picnics that is quick, easy, and good? Why not meatball subs? This recipe makes a huge amount of meatballs, so freeze them in smaller portions and pull them out during the summer whenever you get a picnic urge. Hoagie rolls and some grated mozzarella top things off.
Remember the Green Bean Casserole we made a few weeks ago? How about including that in a picnic as well? Your picnic will feel almost like a gourmet meal!
Party Meatball Subs
Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites, pg 115
Makes 30 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 8- to 10-quart, or 2 5-quart cookers
10-lb. bag prepared meatballs
1 large onion, sliced
10 good-sized fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 26-oz. jars spaghetti sauce, your choice of flavors
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. grated mozzarella cheese, optional
1. Combine all ingredients, except the cheese, in your slow cooker. Stir well to coat the meatballs with sauce.
2. Cover and cook on Low 8 to 10 hours, stirring occasionally throughout cooking time to mix juices.
3. Serve in hoagie rolls and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top, if you wish.