Slow Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

2015-01-19
  • Yield : 6
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 6:00 h
  • Ready In : 6:30 h

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Slow cooker mozzarella stuffed meatballs.Flavorful Italian style meatballs stuffed with mozzarella cheese and cooked in slow cooker.

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
  • 2 jars (25 oz (750 g) each) tomato pasta sauce
  • 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,bread crumbs,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 1 jar of tomato pasta sauce into 4 quart (4L) slow cooker. Place cooked meatballs over sauce. Pour remaining jar of tomato sauce over meatballs.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

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