Slow Cooker Meatballs


Slow Cooker Meatballs


 1 lb. ground beef

 1 lb. ground pork

 4 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese, grated

 1 to 1 1/2 cups Italian dry bread crumbs

 3 large eggs

 1 teaspoon salt

 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

 2 cloves garlic, finely minced

 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped

 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, divided into 12 pieces

 3 tablespoons olive oil

 2 jars of your favorite red sauce

 2 pounds spaghetti, cooked al dente 


In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, ground pork, parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic, basil, parsley and dried oregano. Add bread crumbs 1/2 cup at a time until mixture is not to wet and can be formed into balls easily. Form mixture into 12 balls using your thumb to press a hole in the center. Insert a piece of the fresh mozzarella into the hole and close the hole by pushing the meatball mixture around it to secure the mozzarella inside each ball. 

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and drizzle olive oil into it. Add meatballs and cook until just browned. 

Using a slotted spoon, transfer meatballs into a slow cooker. 

Pour red sauce over the meatballs and cook on LOW for approximately 5 hours. 

Serve the stuffed meatballs and sauce over spaghetti. 


slow Cooker Meatballs