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Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs

Get the flavor of "sub shop" Italian meatball subs at home with this quick and easy recipe. Skill Level: Beginner

15 min Prep
20 min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 504
Protein 39.6g
Total Carbohydrates 33.8g
Dietary Fiber 3.1g
Net Carbohydrates 30.7g
Sugar 9.5g
Total Fat 22.3g
Saturated Fat 8.8g
Trans Fat 1.2g
Cholesterol 112.9mg
Sodium 1468.7mg
SmartPoints® 13.0


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, for mixing with ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 packet McCormick Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, for adding with seasoning mix
  • 4 submarine or hoagie rolls
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Mix the ground beef, garlic salt, Italian seasoning and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Shape into 1½-inch meatballs.
  3. Brown the meatballs in a large skillet on medium heat 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Add the seasoning mix, tomato paste, water and remaining Italian seasoning, then stir until smooth.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Place the meatballs in rolls.
  7. Spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle with cheese.

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing