Italian Meatballs in the Crock Pot

"Great for pasta toppers or for a hearty meatball sandwich, topped with lots of mozzarella cheese."
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Ready In:
5hrs 15mins
3 dozen meatballs




  • In bowl, beat egg with salt, seasoning, red pepper flakes and garlic.
  • Add chopped onion, beef, pork, bread crumbs and parmesan.
  • Mix well.
  • Shape into 1 ½” balls.
  • Place meatballs in 5 qt or larger crock pot.
  • In same bowl, mix tomato sauce with wine and pour over meatballs.
  • Cover and cook on low til meatballs are no longer pink in the middle, 5-6 hours.
  • Great on pasta, or on a bun as a sandwich, topped with parmesan and/or mozzarella.

Questions & Replies

  1. There's no other liquid other than the 15oz can of tomato? Doesn't seem like enough for pasta. Can you use a standard size jar of tomato sauce?


  1. Fabulous. I've made this recipe many times. It freezes very well so it's great to make a double batch to have an easy dinner on hand.
  2. It is great, I made medium sized meatballs and got about 3 dozen. I bought dinner rolls and used them as subs. They worked out perfectly for a small side dish. Next time, I will add some italian seasoning to the tomato sauce and a little less wine. I think it would be a little better if the sauce was a little thicker. I may even try adding canned tomatoes.
  3. These were absolutely delicious. I'm making them again this week. Only thing I added was a little fennel seed.I only made 1 doz. I'm doubling.


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