Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs
This Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs recipe makes a family favorite Italian-American main dish even easier by making it in the slow cooker.
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small onion diced
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 28 ounces marinara sauce
In a large bowl, add ground beef and all ingredients (except marinara sauce). Combine all ingredients until the meat mixture has all ingredients evenly distributed.
Heat broiler to high. Move rack to 4 or 5 inches from broiler. Cover baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray.
Using your hands, shape the meat into about 1 to 2-inch sized meatballs, and place onto foil-covered baking sheet.
Broil meatballs for 3 to 4 minutes. Then turn them and broil for about another 3 minutes, until browned.
Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray. Place meatballs in the bottom of a slow cooker. Spoon marinara sauce over the top of the meatballs.
Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours.
Serve meatballs hot on top of pasta, or on a submarine sandwich, or by itself as an appetizer.
Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg