Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

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  • Published Mar 21st
  • Ready In8h 20m
  • Servings16
  • Calories179
This is an easy recipe that can be prepared in a slow cooker for a great hot meal at the end of the day. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti noodles.

Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs for 16 servings:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato puree

Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook8h
  • Ready In8h 20m

To cook Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs is about 8 hours , and you can serve your Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs within 8 hours 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs easily:

  1. 1 In a bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, onion, and egg. Shape the mixture into 16 meatballs.
  2. 2 In a slow cooker, mix the spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree. Place the meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 7.2 grams of fat; 18.2 grams of carbohydrates; 10.6 grams of protein; 38 milligrams of cholesterol; 503 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 25th 2011

    So easy and so delicious! Plus it's a great way to beat the summer heat on nights when it's just too hot to grill. The recipe for the meatballs is very good and while I was skeptical about d ...

  2. Dec 9th 2006

    I have not posted in a LONG time but I am happy to see that my recipe is bringing good things to the table for most of the cooks! One thing to note-this is more or less a Basic recipe that c ...

  3. May 9th 2006

    These meatballs are easy and awesome! I prefer smaller meatballs, so this recipe yeilds about 30 for me. I also like to place them on a cookie sheet and brown them in the oven for 15 minut ...

  4. Apr 6th 2006

    Incredible recipe! I will never make meatballs any other way! I actually made the meat balls (added parmesan, basil and garlic powder, less breadcrumb) a couple of days ago and froze them. ...

  5. Aug 1st 2005

    Great idea but having experience with meatballs helps: There are WAY too many bread crumbs in this recipe! The meatball recipe I use is one pound of meatloaf mix (pork/veal/beef ground and ...

  6. Apr 14th 2004

    The meatballs were great; but, the sauce was VERY bland. Before adding the meatballs to the slow cooker I baked them on 350° in the oven for 15 minutes. This helped them retain there shap ...

  7. Apr 7th 2003

    The meatballs ended up tasting great! They had a good texture and flavor. The only thing I would consider doing differently is baking them for a 20 minutes to keep the sauce from getting s ...

  8. Mar 26th 2003

    Great recipe! I had to make a few changes- I had 2 lbs. meat thawed out, so I used all of it. I used 1 cup bread crumbs (Italian). 1 1/2 T. dried parsley, & sauteed the onion before addi ...

  9. Mar 2nd 2003

    My very picky family loved the meatballs! I took the leftovers to work and my coworkers loved it! A very good recipe. I cooked the meatballs the night before in the oven at 350 for about ...