Slow Cooker Meatballs


Slow Cooker Meatballs

Chef Tom
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 466 kcal


  • Slow Cooker



  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley plus more for garnish
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/4 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • To make the meatballs: In a large bowl, combine the beef, parsley, egg, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes until mixed well. Form into 24 meatballs and place in slow cooker.
  • Make sauce: In another large bowl, stir together crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, oregano, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Pour over meatballs.
  • Cook, covered, on low until meatballs are cooked through, 5 to 5 1/2 hours.
  • Garnish with parsley before serving.


Sodium: 629mgCalcium: 97mgVitamin C: 20mgVitamin A: 1530IUSugar: 1gFiber: 2gPotassium: 609mgCholesterol: 162mgCalories: 466kcalSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 35gProtein: 31gCarbohydrates: 4gIron: 5mg
Keyword crock pot, paleo, slow cooker
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