Italian Meatballs in Crockpot

Italian Meatballs in Crockpot

Italian meatballs are a classic, and it is one of the children’s favorite recipes. You can follow this recipe for a weeknight family dinner, or just when your kids ask for it (it will happen often).

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs

  • ½ milk of your preference (whole, skim, 2 percent)

  • 2 large eggs (beaten)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (minced)

  • 1 tablespoon oregano dried

  • 1/2 tablespoon ground pepper

  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 tablespoon salt

  • 1 jar pasta sauce of your choice (Ragu is delicious)

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 can tomato puree

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, panko breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, and spices.
  • Using your hands, take the meat mixture, and shape it into meatballs.
  • Put the meatballs in a crockpot. Pour over the Ragu sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree.
  • Cook on medium for 4 hours.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a serving plate. Serve with pasta, or plain, and drizzle the Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Enjoy!