(This post has been updated from the original January 2018 version to provide a better experience for you)
Want to know how to make the world’s easiest EVER slow cooker meatballs? These bad boys don’t even require any precooking! So whether it’s because it’s too hot to put the oven on, because you simply don’t have the time or you just want an easy family recipe with zero fuss – this slow cooker meatballs recipe fits the bill perfectly every single time. Building up your slow cooker recipe armoury? You should check out my slow cooker mongolian beef recipe too!
I don’t know about you but I always struggle to reign it back to solely healthy food, I’m definitely a comfort food kind of gal! These beautiful slow cooker meatballs are exactly that but with a hidden healthy twist… they’re made using turkey mince! Much leaner, much healthier but all the comfort & all the flavour. (A bit like my tasty turkey meatballs recipe.)
Slow cooker meatballs are so ridiculously versatile. They’re literally perfect for almost any occasion! As I said before, if it’s too hot to switch the oven on? Slow cooker meatballs. No time to make dinner? Slow cooker meatballs. In desperate need of an easy Winter warmer? Slow cooker meatballs! They’re a guaranteed winner every time.
Here is what you will need to make 14-16 large meatballs/serve 4 (as a main with a side.)
For the Meatballs
For the Sauce
*Please Note Chilling Time For The Meatballs Before Starting This Recipe*
To get started – first add all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and give it a really good mix with a fork.
Then roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on a baking tray. Cover with cling film & pop into the fridge to chill for at least 1-2 hours or overnight if you have the time. (Overnight is better for flavour as well as firming the meatballs – preventing them from falling apart in the sauce.)
Next mix together all the sauce ingredients in the slow cooker.
Then place in the meatballs, put on the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours until the meatballs are cooked through.
It is really that easy!! You can serve these gorgeous Slow Cooker Meatballs straight away alongside some cooked pasta or rice, or you can even freeze them in plastic tubs/freezer bags for a later date. The choice is entirely yours. If you’re feeling fancy you can scatter over a little more chopped fresh parsley just before serving.
This really is an incredibly easy recipe. I’ve been put off by a lot of slow cooker meatball recipes in the past as they all say you need to precook the meatballs… too much like hard work to me! When it comes to slow cooking, I’m very much of the opinion that I just want to throw everything in, put the lid on and forget about it until it’s done. I don’t have the time or patience to be faffing with tons of prep or precooking – do you? This recipe is absolutely perfect for those (like me) that are short on time and have a family to feed! It definitely helps that it tastes incredible too…
I hope you enjoyed the recipe my lovelies, until next time. Miss KitchenMason x
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This is the easiest EVER slow cooker meatballs recipe! No precooking required, just roll up the balls, chill them and dump them in the slow cooker!
Add all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and give it a very good mix with a fork.
Roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on a baking tray. Cover with cling film & chill for at least 1-2 hours. (Overnight is better for flavour as well as firming the meatballs as it prevents them from falling apart)
Next mix together all the sauce ingredients in the slow cooker bowl.
Put the meatballs into the sauce, pop on the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours until the meatballs are cooked through.
*I used Dolmio Intense Onion & Garlic
Serve the meatballs straight away alongside some cooked pasta or rice, or you can freeze them in plastic tubs/freezer bags for a later date. Scatter over some chopped fresh parsley just before serving.