Monday, September 27th is National Family Day

Family Day is a national movement to inform parents that the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners is an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. Family Day reminds parents that Dinner Makes A Difference!

Whether you’re cooking a gourmet meal, ordering food from your favorite take-out place or eating on the go, rest assured that what your kids really want during dinnertime is YOU! Family meals are the perfect time to talk to your kids and to listen to what’s on their mind.  The more often kids eat dinner with their families; the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.

In honor of Family Day, here is an easy recipe that you can whip up in no time and enjoy with your family on Monday, September 27th.

Recipe brought to you by, a firm believer in the importance of family dinner.

Crock Pot Meatball Subs

Makes 4 servings  Active Prep: 25 minutes  Cook Time: 6 hours


  • 1 lb ground beef                                               
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt                                              
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper                                      
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder                                     
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder                                      
  • 1/4 cup milk                                                   
  • 1/2 onion – chopped finely                                     
  • 1/2 sleeve saltine crackers – crushed                          
  • 1 egg                                                          
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce                                         
  • 1 package hoagie buns                                           
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese                               


1)  Combine ground beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, milk, onion, crackers and egg.  Roll into 1 1/2 inch meatballs – 1 lb should make about 13 balls.

2)  Place meatballs flat in the bottom of the crock pot in a single layer.  Pour spaghetti sauce over meatballs and cook for 6 – 8 hours (ideally closer to 6.)

3)  Broil hoagie buns open face under broiler for 2 minutes.  Place 2 – 3 meatballs on each sandwich.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and place back under broiler for an additional minute – just long enough to melt cheese.

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