Thursday, February 16, 2012

Crock Pot Meatballs

Lets just say we eat a lot of chicken around here and Justin is always begging me to make things with ground beef or steak. I actually do love steak and beef over chicken any day, but having it a lot just isn't logical. It is more expensive than chicken. Plus you are suppose to eat red meat sparingly. Justin loves meatballs, and we have tried a variety of different meatballs from southwestern meatballs, BBQ meatballs, Asian meatballs, Italian meatballs, Swedish meatballs, etc. You get the point ha ha! Well we tried our this meatball recipe the other night with our spaghetti and it was delicious. I adapted this recipe from Can You Stay for Dinner

For the Meatballs
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
½ cup fresh bread crumbs (1 slice of your favorite bread ground in a food processor)
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons fresh minced basil
¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
¼ cup milk
Remaining Ingredients:
½ large onion, chopped
16 oz (2 cups) of your favorite homemade or store-bought marinara sauce
Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl using your hands. Do not overmix. Roll the mixture into balls roughly 1 1/2″ in diameter.
Scatter the onion over the base of your slow cooker, followed by the meatballs. Pour the sauce evenly over the top, making sure to coat everything.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours

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