Classic Slow Cooker Paleo Meatballs Recipe2022-06-23
- Yield: 24
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 5:45 h
- Ready In: 5:55 h
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Saturated Fat11.9 g
Trans Fat0 g
Unsaturated Fat6 g
Slow Cooker Paleo Meatballs
Slow cooker paleo meatballs are a delicious and healthy meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. This classic recipe is packed with juicy and flavorful ingredients that will satisfy your taste buds and keep you feeling full for hours.
Whether you’re following a paleo diet or just looking for a tasty new dish to try, these slow cooker meatballs are sure to become a family favorite. So, grab your slow cooker, and let’s get started!
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Paleo Meatballs
To make these juicy and flavorful paleo meatballs, you will need a variety of ingredients. The main ingredient is ground beef, which should be grass-fed and organic if possible. You will also need an egg and crushed red pepper flakes For added flavor, you’ll need minced garlic and chopped fresh parsley.
The sauce for the meatballs is made with canned tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, and garlic To give it a kick of flavor, you’ll need dried oregano, dried basil, and red pepper flakes. Finally, you’ll need salt and black pepper to season the meatballs and sauce to taste.
Overall, the ingredients for this recipe are simple and wholesome, making it a perfect option for those following a paleo diet or looking for a healthier alternative to traditional meatball recipes.
Steps to Prepare the Meatballs
To prepare the Slow Cooker Paleo Meatballs, start by mixing together ground beef, egg, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix everything together until well combined.
Next, roll the mixture into small meatballs, about 1-2 inches in diameter. You should be able to make around 20-25 meatballs with this recipe.
In a separate bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, and salt. Pour half of the tomato mixture into the bottom of your slow cooker.
Place the meatballs on top of the tomato mixture in the slow cooker, then pour the remaining tomato mixture over the meatballs.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the meatballs are cooked through and tender.
Once the meatballs are done, you can serve them immediately with your favorite side dishes. Alternatively, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Serving Suggestions for Paleo Meatballs
Once your slow cooker paleo meatballs are ready, there are several serving suggestions to choose from. You can serve them as a main dish with a side of roasted vegetables or a salad. They also make a great appetizer for parties and gatherings. Simply place toothpicks in each meatball and serve with a dipping sauce like marinara or pesto.
Another option is to use the meatballs as a topping for zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for a low-carb pasta alternative. No matter how you choose to serve them, these juicy and flavorful meatballs are sure to be a hit with family and friends.
Classic Slow Cooker Paleo Meatballs Recipe
- 1 ½ pounds (720 g) ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- For Sauce:
- 28 oz (840 ml) can crushed tomatoes
- 6 oz (180 ml) can tomato paste
- 1/3 yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, parsley, egg, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix well. Form into 24 meatballs, then place in a 6-quart (6 L) slow cooker.
In another mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients. Stir well and pour over meatballs.
Close the pot. Cook on a low-heat setting for 5-6 hours or until meatballs are cooked through.
Turn off the cooker and open the lid. Using a slotted spoon, remove cooked meatballs from the crock pot. Transfer to a serving plate. Pour the tomato sauce over. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.