Delicious slow cooker meatballs that are cooked for 3 hours and saturate with red wine, tomato sauce, garlic,
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These meatballs are so delicious and easy to make. They were gone the same day. They are great for busy weeknight meals. They are gently cooked in the background while you prepare other dishes or attend to other tasks.
Why Does This Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe Work?
I love the fact that the meatballs and the sauce are simmered together. This makes the meat rich in flavor.
Should I Brown Meatballs Before Putting Them In A Slow C
There’s no need to brown the meatballs before putting them in the slow cooker. However, the choice is completely yours. It definitely does not hurt.
Can You Put Raw Or Frozen Meatballs In A Slow Cooker?
Yes, you can put raw and frozen meatballs in a slow cooker. If I am press for time and do not have time to make to prepare the homemade meatballs, yes, I opt-in for frozen ones. Instead of cooking the meatballs for 3 hours, you will need to cook it for at least 5-8 hours to make sure the flavors are properly injected into the meat.
Will The Meatballs Fall Apart In A Slow C
Unfortunately, you do risk the meatballs falling apart. My suggestion is to make the meatballs big, use eggs to help hold them firm, and also do not cook it for more than 3 hours. I have had experience with accidentally making “some sort of Beef Bolognese instead”.
Another advantage to making these meatballs is that everything is added in the same pot. Therefore, everything is cooked together.
How To Make Crockpot Meatballs?
Start with the ingredients as listed in the picture below.
Combine the ingredients and mix well.
Roll into desired size and place in the slow cooker.
Add the sauce, herbs, wine, salt, and pepper. Cook for no more than 3 hours. Serve warm and enjoy.
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Slow Cooker Meatballs
- 16 oz ground beef 1 lb. 73% lean and 27 % fat.
- 1 Cup Panko breadcrumbs Gluten Free
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley fresh
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 eggs beaten
- ½ cup vegetable mix chopped onions, green peppers, and red peppers
- 4 ½ cups tomato sauce
- ½ cup red wine or cooking wine
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- In a bowl, mix together the meat, breadcrumbs, garlic, chopped vegetables, and eggs. Then form the meat into desired ball size.
- Place the meatballs in the slow cooker, topped with the tomato sauce, wine, herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
- Slow cook for no more than 3 hours. Serve warm with pasta or as a sub. Enjoy!