Slow cooker meatball

Slow cooker meatballs are a fantastic and convenient way to prepare a hearty meal with minimal effort. Cooking meatballs in a slow cooker ensures they are tender, flavorful, and thoroughly infused with the sauce of your choice. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started, along with a simple tomato sauce to cook them in. You can serve these meatballs over pasta, in a sub sandwich, or enjoy them on their own as an appetizer.

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe

Ingredients for the Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (or a mix of ground beef and ground pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Ingredients for the Tomato Sauce:

  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for a bit of heat)
  • 1 bay leaf


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