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The idea of ​​effortless cooking used to be as enchanting as fairy tales, but now, with the magic of slow cookers, we bring that magic to life every day. Meatballs hold a prized place in Midwestern dishes and are essential to Sunday dinners, potlucks and family gatherings, like a tried-and-true casserole or Grandpa’s plaid shirt. Combining beloved tradition with modern conveniences, our easy Slow Cooker Meatballs recipe is perfect for anyone looking to bring a taste of the past to their
table without spending hours in the kitchen.These juicy meatballs go wonderfully with creamy mashed potatoes, buttery egg noodles or spaghetti, all of which soak up the sauce beautifully. For a touch of color and crunch, add a garnish of green almond beans or corn on the cob.

Portions: 6-8



1 cup of breadcrumbs

1/2 cup of finely chopped onion

1/4 cup of milk
2 large eggs

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 jar (24 ounces) favorite marinara sauce

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


Mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, onions, garlic, milk, eggs, salt, pepper and oregano in a bowl. Mix carefully, do not overwork the meat.


Form 1 1/2 centimeter meatballs and place on a plate.Pour half of the marinara sauce into the slow cooker.

Arrange the meatballs in a single layer in the slow cooker, stacking if necessary, but avoiding crowding.

Brush the meatballs with the remaining sauce and add red pepper flakes if necessary.

Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours until the meatballs are cooked through.

Stir gently before serving to coat with the sauce.Variations and tips:


Replace the minced meat with half a piece of pork or beef to give it a special touch.

Add a zest of Parmesan cheese to the sauce for more flavor.

Garnish with chopped parsley for more freshness.

These meatballs freeze well and make a quick and comforting meal for the future. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator and then reheat in a saucepan.Remember that when it comes to cooking, the most important thing is individual design. So feel free to experiment with spices or add your own twist. This is how recipes evolve and become part of our collective heritage. Have fun and enjoy cooking!

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