Slow Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

slow cooker mozzarella-stuffed meatballs
  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 6:00 h
  • Ready In: 6:30 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    56.2
  • Fat

    2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    0.1 g
  • Cholesterol

    30.6 mg
  • Sodium

    256.6 mg
  • Potassium

    19.3 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    2.2 g
  • Fiber

    0.1 g
  • Sugars

    0.2 g
  • Protein

    6.2 g

Slow cooker mozzarella stuffed meatballs. Flavorful Italian-style meatballs stuffed with mozzarella cheese and cooked in a slow cooker. Substitute 2 jars (70 ml) each tomato paste for the beef broth. You may also like Chicken Sliders, another tasty recipe cooked in a crock pot.

Slow Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (960 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 8 oz (240 g) small mozzarella balls
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) beef broth
  • 12 oz (360g) uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Method

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, crushed basil leaves, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and shape into 14-16 meatballs (2-inches (5 cm)) each. Press 1 small mozzarella ball in the center of each meatball and seal it inside.

Step 2

In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides.

Step 3

Pour 3 cups (750 ml) of beef broth sauce into 4-quart (4 L) slow cooker. Place cooked meatballs. Pour remaining cups of broth over meatballs.

Step 4

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 5-6 hours.

Step 5

Cook spaghetti, according to packing instruction. Serve slow cooker mozzarella-stuffed meatballs over cooked pasta.

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