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Gridiron Grub: A Perfect Combination of Marinara, Meatballs and Football

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dsc00957 Gridiron Grub: A Perfect Combination of Marinara, Meatballs and Football
Sliders are one of the best tailgating options out there. However, with the popularity of generic cheeseburgers, tailgating taste buds can get bored. Add some Italian flair to the mix with a hearty mini-meatball sub. This will bring heartwarming flavors to the party without all of the spaghetti. 

Mini-meatball subs make the perfect food for any football party. Simple to assemble and fun to eat, this recipe is sure to be a hit with both the kids and adults. And when it comes to preparation, it doesn’t get much easier than this. All you need is the ingredients below and a crock pot. As a tried-and-true hit among my fellow Browns fans, football fanatics from all over can appreciate this delicious dish.

Mini-Meatball Subs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy 

Ingredients: 

  • 32-ounce bag of Italian-style meatballs
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Hot dog buns

Directions:

Turn the crock pot on high. Add the jar of marinara sauce, bag of frozen meatballs, water and garlic salt together. Mix until the meatballs are covered in sauce. Cover the crock pot and cook for 2-3 hours.

Once meatballs are cooked to your liking, fill each hot dog bun with 4 meatballs. Add a spoonful of sauce over meatballs and then top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Cut the sub in half, serve and enjoy.

If you will be packing these subs to bring to a tailgate, simply wrap them in aluminum foil and warm up on a grill once you arrive to the tailgate. 

And what’s a tailgate without bacon?  Here’s an awesome recipe for a bacon wrapped chicken kabob!

Amanda Keeler is a freelance writer and Social Media Director, living in the Cleveland, Ohio area. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University in Public Relations. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

Amanda Keeler is a freelance writer and Social Media Director, living in the Cleveland, Ohio area. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University in Public Relations. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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