Ok, so let me set the scene: I knew I wanted meatballs for dinner, but also knew that my schedule did not afford me a ton of time in the evening to be in the kitchen. So, I hesitantly looked up recipes for meatballs in the crock pot. I was skeptical because I normally really like the meatball to be cripsy on the outside so I bake them usually. BUT, I had a serious need for the meat-ah-ball-ahs so I made up my own recipe and it did NOT disappoint. INCREDIBLE. The sauce turned into a bit of a bolognese, as the meatballs crumbled a bit into the sauce. They still held their form though and were fantastic over pasta. So, here is the recipe. It was SUPER easy. Come one now, would I steer you in the wrong direction!??!
*Combine in a bowl:
one lb ground meat (I used turkey but you could use beef or chicken as well)
one egg (beaten)
3/4 cup italian seasoned breadcrumbs
about half an onion chopped
a heaping tablespoon of garlic (chopped)
a handful of parsley (maybe about 1/8 cup?)
*Mush together (with your hands preferably; so much easier)
*Form into “balls”
*Pour half a jar of your chosen sauce in the bottom of the crock. Add the meatballs. Pour the rest of the sauce over the meatballs until covered.
*Cook on low for 6-8 hours (store occasionally if possible so to avoid the balls sticking to the side). I did 8 hours. It was perfection! You MUST try this! Serve over pasta with grated pecorino. (duh) 🙂