Meatball Grinders

Meatball Grinder

Meatball Grinder


Makes 4 servings


1 can (about 15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained and juices reserved
1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat or white bread crumbs (1 slice bread)
1 egg white, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
4 small hard rolls, split
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup reserved juice, tomato sauce, onion, tomato paste and Italian seasoning in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Halfway through cooking time, prepare meatballs. Combine chicken, bread crumbs, egg white, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in medium bowl. With wet hands, form mixture into 12 to 16 meatballs. Spray medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs; cook about 8 to 10 minutes or until well browned on all sides. Remove meatballs to slow cooker; cook on LOW 1 to 2 hours or until meatballs are no longer pink in centers and are heated through.
  3. Place 3 to 4 meatballs in each roll. Spoon sauce over meatballs. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories 322
Calories from Fat 16 %
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 25 g
Sodium 1,076 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Vegetable 2
Meat 2

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