Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dead Man Meatball Subs

On Halloween we like to have a Trick or Treating party which begins with a "spooky" dinner. All the food we serve gets a spooky name. Hence the name of this dish. It's always a hit with the kids. But don't just serve it on Halloween -- it's a great meal for a tailgate party or any night when you don't have a lot of time to cook.

3 (14 ounce) cans pizza sauce (I use Ragu)
1 (10 ounce) jar apple jelly (use grape if you can't find apple)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large bag frozen meatballs -- (Buy at Costco)
8 - 10 hogie rolls, split lengthwise
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
In a large crock pot, mix pizza sauce, apple jelly, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Place frozen meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cover and cook on low heat 3 – 4 hours, or until meatballs are done, stirring occasionally.

To serve, split the hogie rolls and place several meatballs and desired amount of sauce in each roll. Top with mozzarella cheese.


Serves 8.

(If you have leftovers, you can re-freeze the meatballs and sauce).