Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

extra tender and juicy
Extra tender and juicy
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Ingredients

For sauce:
2 (28-oz) cans Plum tomato whole
1 (6-oz) can Tomato paste
3 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
1 tsp Dried oregano
¼ tsp Red pepper flakes crushed
3 cloves Garlic crushed and peeled
2 Bay leaf
2 tsp Kosher Salt
For meatballs:
1 Onion small, cut into chunks
1 Carrots small, cut into chunks
1 stalk Celery cut into chunks
½ cup Parsley fresh Italian leaves
2 cloves Garlic crushed and peeled
1 pound Lean ground beef 90 %
1 pound Ground pork
2 Large eggs
¾ cup Italian bread crumbs seasoned
½ cup Parmesan cheese fresh grated
1 tsp Kosher Salt

Nutritional information

362
calories
22g
fat
18g
carbohydrates
24g
protein
104mg
cholesterol
737mg
sodium
Ingredients
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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

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Experience the ultimate comfort food recipe with these mouthwatering Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs! Tender and juicy meatballs filled with onions, carrots, celery, fresh parsley, and Parmesan bathed in plenty of flavorful tomato sauce are just like your Italian Nonna would have made them. It’s comfort food at its finest!

Start by combining the sauce ingredients in your slow cooker. Next, use a food processor to pulse the veggies and herbs into a paste. Then mix together the meatball ingredients and the prepared veggie paste until just combined. Roll the mixture into 1 ½-inch meatballs and nestle them into the sauce. Cover and cook the meatballs for a few hours. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the pasta with a sprinkle of Parmesan. Enjoy! 

To make the Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

Steps to make Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

1

For sauce

2

Pour 2 cans whole plum tomatoes into a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Use your hand or a potato masher to crush the tomatoes.

2

Add tomato paste, oil, and seasonings

2

Stir in 1 can tomato paste, 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 3 crushed garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt.

3

For meatballs

2

In a food processor, combine 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped carrot, 1 chopped celery stalk, ½ cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, and 2 crushed garlic cloves and pulse to make a paste.

4

Combine meatball ingredients

2

To a large bowl, add the prepared paste, 1 pound ground beef, 1 pound ground pork, 2 large eggs, ¾ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Use your hands to mix until just combined.

5

Roll meatballs

5

Wet your hands and roll the meatballs, about 1 ½-inch across, and nestle them into the sauce in the slow cooker.

6

Cook

7h

Cover the slow cooker with a lid and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 7 to 8 hours.

7

Discard bay leaves

Remove the bay leaves before serving.

8

Serve

Serve and enjoy!

Cozy up with a bowl of these Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs! They are juicy, tender, and utterly delicious. Made this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Athina

This recipe is incredibly easy and tastes amazing. Thanks!

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