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Mini Hawaiian Meatball Subs With Pineapple Coleslaw

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“These delicious "Hawaiian" meatball subs are so flavorful yet super easy to make. Perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner.”
6 mini subs

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 28 ounces frozen fully cooked, bite size meatballs (about 24 meatballs)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple in juice
  • 34 cup barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar bourbon seasoning (I used McCormick's Grill Mates)
  • 6 mini sub rolls (I used King's Hawaiian)
  • 3 slices monterey jack pepper cheese (halved)
  • 1 cup shredded coleslaw mix
  • 13 cup crushed pineapple (no juice)
  • 14 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar


  1. Add meatballs, pineapple in juice, BBQ sauce and brown sugar seasoning to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until warmed through, about 15-17 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl mix coleslaw, pineapple (no juice,) mayo, and sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Open all of the mini sub rolls and arrange on a baking sheet (insides up.) Put a half slice of cheese on all of the "tops." Bake for 3-4 minutes or until cheese starts to melt and rolls start to crisp.
  4. Build the subs: Add 3-4 meatballs to each "bottom" of the sub. Next, add 2-3 tbs slaw and the "top" of the sub. Enjoy.

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