Slow Cooker Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Marinara Sauce


*1 ib ground beef

*1/2 small onion, finely chopped

*2 garlic cloves, minced

*(optional)1 TBS Penzey’s Beef Roast Seasoning

This is my go to spice mix for meatballs, meat loafs, beef tips and so much more. You do not have to use this, instead 1/2 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. sweet paprika and 1/2 tsp. marjoram

*1 tsp. dried parsley

*1/2 tsp. dried sage

*1/2 tsp. salt, or more to taste

*1.2 tsp cracked pepper, or more to taste

*1/4 C. Parmesan cheese; finely grated + more for garnish

*1/3 C. bread crumbs

*1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

*1 egg

*1 jar marinara sauce


Add all of the ingredients, except for marinara sauce, in a large bowl. Lightly mix until combined, But don’t over mix or the meatballs will become tough. Form into balls.

Preheat the broiler.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with no stick spray. This makes clean up a little easier. Place the meat balls on to the baking sheet. Broil for about 8 minutes, turn them over and broil for about another 8 minutes.

Place the meatballs into the slow cooker. Pour the marinara sauce over the meatballs.

Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.

Sprinkle a little Parmesan over the top before serving.



7 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

  1. yyoshe July 26, 2020 / 11:29 pm

    Great way to utilize the slow cooker!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Christy July 27, 2020 / 5:13 am

      Thank you. Yes, I love my slow cooker.


  2. Bhagyashree July 27, 2020 / 2:55 pm

    Seems delicious! I am going to try it pretty soon Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Christy July 27, 2020 / 2:59 pm

      You’re welcome! Hope you like them as much as we do!


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