Slow Cooker Meatballs

Slow Cooker Meatballs


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About this recipe: This is an easy meatball recipe that can be prepared in a slow cooker for a great hot meal at the end of the day. Serve with spaghetti.


Serves: 16 

  • 675g minced beef
  • 140g dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (750g) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 (400g) jar passata

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

  1. In a bowl, mix the mince, breadcrumbs, Italian herbs, parsley, garlic, onion and egg. Shape the mixture into 16 meatballs.
  2. In a slow cooker, mix the pasta sauce, chopped tomatoes and passata. Place the meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

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Something else. I found it that the meatballs kept falling apart, so instead, I blended the ingredients together..... Using a food processor blend the following: 1. Two crust pieces of bread 2. 2 Garlic cloves and 1 onion 3. Crack 1 egg and add Italian herbs 4. Add the mince 5. Blend together - 23 Feb 2011


loved this, i decided to prepare the meatballs at night and leave them in the fridge over night. This helped the meatballs stay together when cooking. - 29 Dec 2011


This is an absolutely fab recipe, really tasty and comforting on a cold night. Once the meatballs had finished cooking in the slow cooker I added the meatballs and the remaining sauce to a pot of penne and ran some soft cheese through, topped with mature cheddar and baked in the oven on low for 25 mins. Super yummy!! Thank you for sharing this, I am adding your recipe to my favourites. - 07 Feb 2012

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