Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

I cannot get over how amazing this recipe was. It was perfect over zucchini noodles, pasta style, and also perfect the next day on a bun for the best meatball sandwich lunch, ever. We ended up grated fresh parmesan over them when they were warm, and it was the perfect touch.

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Ok, let’s get started. I used:

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey (hey, Aldi)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano

Here’s what I did:IMG_1521

  1. Combine turkey, salt, pepper, egg, panko, garlic, parsley and parmesan in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  2. Roll into meatballs and place aside.
  3. Heat oil in nonstick skillet.
  4. Add meatballs for 3 minutes. Turn, and let cook another 3 minutes.
  5. Add meatballs to slow cooker.
  6. Add onion to skillet. Cook 4-6 minutes.
  7. Top meatballs with onion, tomato, oregano. Cook on low for 3-5 hours.

What worked for me:

  • I used a melon scooper to get the perfect amount of meat before rolling them into meatballs! They were all the same exact size, so they cooked perfectly.
  • Our slow cooker gets really hot, so after 3 hours, I left them on warm until we served them for dinner!

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Have you tried slow cooker meatballs? Do you enjoy swapping red meat for ground turkey? Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

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