Crock Pot Italian MeatBalls

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 2,778.2
  • Total Fat: 230.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 880.6 mg
  • Sodium: 610.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 153.3 g

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Number of Servings: 1


    1 3/4 lbs (about 27oz) of ground beef
    1/4 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
    1/4 cup Reggiano Parmigiano cheese, grated
    1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
    1 egg
    1 large clove garlic, crushed
    1 tsp kosher salt + fresh pepper
    For the sauce:
    1 tsp olive oil
    4 cloves garlic, smashed
    28 oz cans crushed tomatoes (I like Tuttorosso)
    1 bay leaf
    salt and fresh pepper to taste
    1/4 cup fresh chopped basil or parsley


In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, garlic and cheese. Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients and form small meatballs, about 1/8th cup each.

In a small saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn. Pour crushed tomatoes into the crock pot with bay leaf. Add garlic and oil. Drop meatballs into the sauce, cover and set crock pot to low, 4 to 6 hours. When meatballs are ready, adjust salt and pepper to taste and add fresh chopped basil or parsley.

Serve with ricotta, over pasta or enjoy with French bread.

Serving Size: makes about 35 meat balls

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUZECBT.

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