Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

reader reviews

“Delicious! Have made them twice now and love these.” - Dawn “My go-to meatball recipe! I love how you use the slow cooker. It doesn’t take long to prep nor is it over complicated.” - Whitney

key ingredients:

onion egg garlic breadcrumbs ground beef marinara sauce

about this recipe

easy dump and go feeds a crowd

Easy crockpot recipes are my specialty, and these slow cooker meatballs could not be simpler to make! The meatballs require no pre-cooking or pre-browning, and simmer low and slow in tomato sauce for a flavorful, hearty, family friendly dinner you’ll make again and again.

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Grate the onion over a large bowl.

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Add the egg to the bowl, and whisk until combined. Add the garlic, breadcrumbs, parmesan, salt, pepper and mix well.

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Add the ground beef and gently mix until the breadcrumb-cheese mixture is well incorporated, being careful not to over mix. Gently form 24 meatballs.

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Pour half the marinara into a 6-quart slow cooker. Slowly drop the meatballs into the sauce so they are all in a single layer in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the remaining marinara over the top.

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Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.

Slow cooker meatballs keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in a sealed container.  This recipe also freezes well, store in a sealed freezer friendly container for up to 2-3 months.

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