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Slow Cooker Paleo Italian Meatballs – A hearty and comfort-style slow cooker for this winter season! These meatballs slow cooked in tomato sauce make an amazing Gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30 compliant dinner. It is super easy to make and ready to be ladled onto pasta, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles for a healthy dinner.
Meatball with Zucchini noodles
Slow Cooker for a Easy Paleo winter meals
I have been so obsessed with my Crock-Pot (slow cooker) this winter. It is such an easy way to have hearty and cozy dinner ready to serve. Yes, I am that lazy and don’t want to attend my food standing by my stove for 20 minutes.
This slow cooker meatball recipe is adopted from my paleo turkey meatball recipe which is pan seared in a cast iron skillet. They are packed with flavors, and they are gluten-free, paleo and Whole30 compliant.
“Cast Iron Meatballs” in Slow Cooker
As much as I love that char and crispy outside of these meatballs, some day there is just not enough time for me to carefully attend these bad boys. Or if you don’t feel like cleaning all the oil splash on your stove, or maybe you just don’t feel that smoke in your kitchen… Lastly, it’s so helpful for those hustle-bustle days when dinner is the last thing you want to/have time to make. I just give you 20 reasons why recently I prefer slow cooker when it comes to cooking. Trust me, I spend enough time in the kitchen. I am all about minimizing the effort and maximizing the result.
Needless to say, this recipe is one of those low-effort, high-result recipes that you are going to love. You can even have it cooking during the day while you are off to work or running errands. (see that multi-tasking skill?)
Making this slow cooker meatball recipe couldn’t get any easier, and it is especially delicious. Just picture slow-cooked meat and tomatoes in a cold winter day… All the prep work you need to do for this recipe is to make the meatballs (you can find the recipe Here), and submerge them in your favorite tomato sauce. After that, you can leave it alone and not check back in for another 4 hours when you can’t help yourself from that heavenly smell in your house.
To spice things up, I also like to add some mushroom, garlic chopped onion and some Italian herbs in this slow cooker meatball. Now head down for the full recipe. Hope you and your family will enjoy it.
Other favorite Slow Cooker Recipe
One of my other obsession in addition to this coconut curry recipe is my sweet potato Turkey Chili. All you need is to throw all the ingredients in there and just leave it. Check out this 6-QT Crock-Pot I have (proud owner since 2013). If you need one appliance this winter, this slow cooker will be it.
Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs
- 2 lb ground turkey or beef for the meatballs Recipe linked below
- 1 jar tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 5 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups cubed mushroom optional
- Make the meatballs (Double the serving listed in this recipe)
- Broil the Meatballs for 5 minutes
- Stir all the ingredients well in your slow cooker
- Add the meatballs on top of the sauce and aromatic
- Cook on "High" for 3 hours
- Use a fork to poke through one meatball to check doneness
- Serve with your favorite pasta, zucchini noodles or make an italian style buddha bowl
- Double the serving of this meatball recipe.
- You could use bison or grass-fed beef which will also make it really tasty!
- Broiling the meatballs will give them a nice char on top. It is optional.
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.
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