Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce

Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs And Sauce

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Susan Cutler

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@suak

Stuffed meatballs and pasta..who can deny this meal..

Put together for cooking in a slow cooker..can't get much easier!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
5 Hr

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 4 Tbsp
    fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1- 1 1/2 c
    bread crumbs
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 2 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 4 oz
    fresh mozzarella, divided into 12 pieces
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 jar(s)
    your favorite red sauce
  • 2 lb
    spaghetti, cooked al dente

How to Make Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and drizzle olive oil into it.

    Add meatballs and cook until lightly browned. Don't overcook. (4-5 minutes) on low to medium heat.

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer meatballs into a slow cooker.
  3. Pour red sauce over the meatballs and cook on LOW for approximately 5 hours.

    Serve the stuffed meatballs and sauce over spaghetti.
  4. Serve with a green salad and French Bread.

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About Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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