Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, coriander, and next 6 ingredients (through turkey). Shape into 16 meatballs (about 1 heaping tablespoon each). Place meatballs on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and broil for 8 minutes or until done, turning once.

Step 3

While meatballs cook, hollow out bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell, and reserve torn bread for another use. Combine the coleslaw, dressing, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon paprika. Arrange 4 meatballs and 1 cheese slice inside each roll. Place the sandwiches on broiler pan, and broil for 1 minute or until cheese melts. Divide slaw among sandwiches.

Ratings & Reviews

KathrynNC's Review

August 26, 2013
We thought this was quite good! Based on previous reviews, I did make a few changes to help keep the meatballs moist (1 egg, breadcrumbs from the inside of 2 of the buns, about 3-4 Tablespoons of milk), but made 15 meatballs and only used 3 per sandwich to offset added calories. I would definitely make this again.

djohnston7's Review

February 26, 2012
Loved these sandwiches!! The meatballs were zesty - spiced perfectly and the coleslaw with the dressing was cool - a wonderful combination. Meatballs were a little dry though, so it was definately worth the extra 30 calories to add another tablespoon of dressing!!

lizzi452's Review

January 12, 2012
This was ludicrously quick and easy. Since ground turkey can be dry, I wouldn't serve these meatballs on their own but the melted cheese plus thousand island dressing made dryness a non-issue. I forgot to add the garlic so I felt the coriander dominated the spices - next time I'll be more careful with the spice mix. This will become a go-to recipe for me - it's so easy and pretty tasty too!

chriskitten8's Review

October 30, 2011
These were excellent! The seasonings in the meat went so well with the Swiss and slaw. I used more Thousand Island than called for, as the meat was a tad dry (even though I cooked them on the stove top rather than broil them). This would even be good with sauerkraut and Thousand Island on top, rather than coleslaw mix, but we loved it as it was. I will definitely make this again: easy, cheap, quick and delicious.

MrnWife05's Review

June 18, 2011
I thought this was a great recipel. The meatballs were a bit dry, I'll try something a bit different next time. It came together fast and I liked the coleslaw flavor. My husband was disappointed as he thought it would be more like a Reuben and couldn't find that flavor at all.

mikoprice's Review

June 01, 2011

cakeronnimus's Review

May 06, 2011
We thought this was very bland.

nicolecorsi's Review

May 01, 2011
A friend of mine wanted a little one on one cooking lesson and this was the perfect recipe for such an evening. The dish came together easy and would be perfect for a newbie in the kitchen. The spice of the meatballs was a great compliment to the slaw. I used the sub rolls called for, but it would be good with any bread I think. Definitely a great, quick meal, and a winner for the sandwich lover!

JulzChicago's Review

March 08, 2011
I love meatballs! They are so easy and I like that you can use similar base ingredients and switch up the flavors with some simple add-ins. These turned out a bit spicy which was a great compliment to the cole-slaw. I bought frozen pre-baked French bread loaves and just heated them in the oven prior to loading them up with the meatballs and broiling. I served this alongside some cheesy skin-on potatoes mashed with broccoli.

BrendaLRGale's Review

February 22, 2011
I've been making CL recipes since the Oct 2010 issue (new subscriber!), working my way through each issue, and I have to say that this is THE best recipe I've made so far! All of the flavors just go together so well. The bonus is that it's quick and easy, too! YUM!