Make sloppy joe meatball subs with frozen meatballs, sloppy joe sauce, sub buns and cheese.
Who doesn’t love a good sloppy joe? Kids love to eat them and moms love that sloppy joes are an easy dinner that is cooked up quickly. Of course, the traditional sloppy joes with ground beef on a hamburger bun are delicious.
But you can do so many other things with them. Like these Sloppy Joe Turkey Lettuce Wraps that everyone loves. You can also use sloppy joe sauce to make delicious meatball subs.
Easy Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs
You pretty much need 4 ingredients to make these meatball subs – meatballs, sloppy joe sauce, buns and cheese. It’s super east to use frozen, store bought meatballs because it was just one of those days, but homemade meatballs will work, too. Just make sure the meatball are full cooked.
You can use any bun to make the subs. We used bolillo rolls but hot dog buns, sub buns, even a hamburger bun would work. Monterrey jack is our favorite cheese so we used that with some cheddar. Use what you have or love the best.
Place the fully cooked meatballs in a medium sized pot. Our rolls took 3 meatballs each. Add as many meatball as you need for however many subs you are making.
Next, cover with your choice of store bought or homemade sloppy joe sauce. Stir to cover the meatballs with sauce and heat over medium high heat until the meatballs and sauce are hot.
If you are using frozen meatballs there is 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 at 350 degrees until the cheese melts and the buns are warm and softly toasted.
Sloppy joe meatballs subs are amazing! We all loved them!
- 18-20 cooked meatballs
- 1 can Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce
- 6 sub buns
- Shredded cheese
- Place meatballs in a medium sized pot. The meatballs can be frozen, but they must be already cooked.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the buns with the meatballs on baking sheet. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately.