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Easy Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs

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Need a quick and easy dinner idea that the whole family will devour? Then it’s time to celebrate Manwich Monday with an easy sloppy joes recipe with a twist! This post brought to you by Manwich. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel.

Need a quick and easy dinner recipe? Make this fun twist on sloppy joes! Just heat meatballs with sloppy joe sauce and serve in a warm and toasty bun for an easy baked meatball sub.

Who doesn’t love a good sloppy joe? I loved them as a kid and as a mom, I love that sloppy joes are an easy dinner that I can whip up quickly.

A few years ago I made Sloppy Joe Turkey Lettuce Wraps that everyone loved!  I wanted to make another recipe using one of Manwich’s yummy sauces and a little creativity to create a delicious dinner.

I’ve been craving meatball subs lately and Manwich Monday gave me the idea to make easy sloppy joes meatball subs.

I was pretty sure Manwich would make a great sauce for a meatball sub. I chose to use frozen, store bough meatballs because it was just one of those days, but cooked homemade meatballs will work, too.

Pick your favorite rolls and cheese. Bolillo rolls are our current favorite rolls so I used those along with a cheddar cheese mix.

Making the subs is easy. Place the meatballs in a medium sized pot.  Our rolls took 3 meatballs each.

Cover with your choice of Manwich sauce. I used the thick and chunky. Stir to cover the meatballs with sauce and heat over medium high heat until the meatballs and sauce are hot.

No need to thaw the meatballs, either. They’ll thaw right in the sauce.

Once the meatballs and sauce are warmed through, scoop the meatballs in to the buns. Spoon a little extra sauce on top. Cover with cheese and bake.

Sloppy joe meatballs subs are amazing! We all loved them!

 

 

Need a quick and easy dinner recipe? Make this fun twist on sloppy joes! Just heat meatballs with sloppy joe sauce and serve in a warm and toasty bun for an easy baked meatball sub.

Check out this fun meatball maker – if you have time to make some yourself!

Yield: 6

Easy Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs

Easy Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs

Ingredients

  • 18-20 cooked meatballs
  • 1 can Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce
  • 6 sub buns
  • Shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Place meatballs in a medium sized pot. The meatballs can be frozen, but they must be already cooked.
  2. Empty one can of Manwhich Sloppy Joe sauce in to the pot with the meatballs. Heat the sauce and the meatballs over medium heat until heated through. Remove from heat.
  3. Use a spoon to place the meatballs in buns. Our buns took 3 meatballs each but fill your buns up. Spoon more sloppy joe sauce over the meatballs.
  4. Place the buns with the meatballs on baking sheet. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately.
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57 Comments
  • Karren Haller
    January 1, 2018

    Your sloppy joes look gourmet compared to mine I made the other day, love the idea of the meatballs and hubby would too. I have pinned to share!!

    Thanks for stopping by last week, I am featuring it this week on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW, stop by and link again!! #omhgww
    Happy New Year!!!
    Karren

  • Sandhya
    January 1, 2018

    What a great idea Camille! Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!Happy 2018!

  • Miz Helen
    December 31, 2017

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday in 2017. Wishing you the very best in 2018 and hope to see you soon.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  • Lanae Bond
    December 30, 2017

    That looks so good! This is the perfect recipe to have for Super Bowl!

  • Heather
    December 30, 2017

    I’ve always loved Manwich and meatball subs! I love using frozen meatballs for stuff like this because they heat up in the microwave super quick, and there are so many different things you can do with them. This is a great idea.

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    December 30, 2017

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  • Robin Means
    December 29, 2017

    I never what kind of break to use when I make sloppy joes! This bread looks perfect.

  • amanda
    December 4, 2017

    anyone know how long it takes for the meatballs to be warm?

    • Camille
      December 5, 2017

      Not long if they are thawed. Maybe 15-20 minutes. A little longer if they are frozen.

  • Nicole
    August 7, 2017

    I never would have thought to put the Manwich sauce with meatballs. What a great idea, it looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Pinning now!

  • Sarah
    August 6, 2017

    This looks amazing! Yumm! This is such a perfect treat for our party 😀 Happy Fiesta!

  • Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Link up!

  • Miz Helen
    August 4, 2017

    This looks like a great meatball sandwich! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again real soon.
    Miz Helen

  • Lea
    August 4, 2017

    I think my husband would like these. Thank you!

  • Audrey
    August 1, 2017

    Hmm, my son might eat sloppy joe’s this way. The kid doesn’t like ground beef, go figure! Looks tasty to me.

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

  • Lisa
    March 7, 2017

    how many protein grams would be in this!?

    • Camille
      March 10, 2017

      It’s going to depend on what meatballs you use. I’d check that recipe or package.

  • Regan
    March 2, 2017

    Looks amazing Camille! Featured on Family Fun Friday.
    http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/comfort-food-7-delicious-recipes/

  • Regan
    March 2, 2017

    This looks amazing Camille! Featuring on Family Fun Friday.

    http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/?p=21374&preview=true

  • Theresa Huse
    March 1, 2017

    Easy dinners are handy to have during spring sports season. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives

  • Judy
    February 28, 2017

    That looks super yummy! I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

  • Margy
    February 26, 2017

    They look very yummy!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 25, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this at the What’s for Dinner Link up! You’re one of the features for this coming week!

  • Ariel
    February 24, 2017

    YUM! This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jess
    February 24, 2017

    Can’t wait to try this! Quick question, how’d you suggest I go about it if I want to prep ahead of time and just pop in the oven the next day or later in the evening. Thanks!!

  • Charlene Asay
    February 23, 2017

    Yum I bet these are amazing!

  • Kim~madeinaday
    February 21, 2017

    Oh this sounds great! I make these but not with sloppy joe sauce! I will now! Thanks for the recipe!
 Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week! Pinnned & Sharing on FB.
    Kim

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 19, 2017

    Oh Camille this looks so good – and easy! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

  • Miz Helen
    January 17, 2017

    I love your recipe for these Sloppy Joes Meatballs! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Sahana
    January 16, 2017

    These look great. Thank you for linking with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to see you again next week.

  • Vanessa
    January 15, 2017

    This is a great meal especially on football night. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It’s great having you.

  • Angie ~ ambient wares
    January 14, 2017

    Oh my gosh, I bet these are so incredible!! Love the simplicity of it too. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  • Amy
    January 13, 2017

    This look like a good easy sandwich recipe. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing at Pinworthy Projects Party.

  • Charlotte Burkholder
    January 11, 2017

    These look yummy.Look like a good “man” sandwich. 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog Linkup. Come back again.

  • Sue
    January 10, 2017

    Quick and easy! Thanks for sharing with us at Over the Moon Link Party. See you next week.

  • Kim
    January 9, 2017

    Sounds like a great combination! Love sloppy joe sauce~! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
    Kim

  • Jhuls
    January 8, 2017

    I don’t mind eating a piece or two! This looks absolutely delicious! Happy new year, Camille!

  • Delicious!! What a beautiful mouthful of food! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up

  • Karly
    September 4, 2016

    Perfect game day food! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Jamie
    September 2, 2016

    Yum, those look amazing! Pinning to try for my family! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  • Looks good – Love that meatball maker! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  • James grendell
    August 17, 2016

    This recipe is quite brilliant. Awesome twist on a two classics.

  • Liz
    April 8, 2016

    Nice and easy. Thanks Camille. I forget about these easy ingredients.

  • Theresa
    October 1, 2015

    Oh Yum! Looks so easy to make too. Thanks for sharing the Inspiration Spotlight Party pinned & shared. Hope to see you at the next party!

  • Carlyn Bullock
    September 28, 2015

    Hi Camille!

    I am always looking for quick and hearty meals for my boys – thanks so much for this great idea!

    Kindest Regards, Carlyn 🙂

  • Carlyn Bullock
    September 28, 2015

    Hi Camille!

    I am always looking for something quick and hearty for my boys – thanks so much for this great idea!

    Kindest Regards, Carlyn 🙂

  • Alayna
    September 27, 2015

    Looks like a great easy meal for meatball sub lovers. Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party

  • Lou Lou Girls
    September 27, 2015

    Oh my! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  • Jessy
    September 24, 2015

    What a delicious riff on a classic meatball sub- this is perfect for game day!

    I stopped by from Thursday Favorite Things.

    • Camille
      September 26, 2015

      It’s a nice change! They’d be great for game day.

  • All that's Jas
    September 24, 2015

    Great idea for a quick meal! Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  • Jessica H.
    September 21, 2015

    Mmm! I love a good meatball sub! I have a can of Manwich in my cabinet right now. I think I’ll be using it to make this! 🙂

  • Shamene
    September 20, 2015

    oh wow these look so yummy! I wish I had one right now!

  • ioliascookbook
    September 18, 2015

    This recipe looks so yummy! I never tried meatballs this way! Great photos by the way!

    • Camille
      September 19, 2015

      Thank you! They were delicious! Better than I expected. 😉