Crockpot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

By craftshome / 26. February 2020

Spaghetti and Meatballs is a taste from my childhood I’ll never lose, so when I saw this recipe for Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs made in my other favorite thing in the whole world, my trusty crockpot, I could not believe my luck, I had to make them immediately and luckily I had just enough time to make this flavorful extravaganza happen in time for dinner. The directions were ever so easy and I always keep frozen ground beef on hand from Costco or Sam’s Club and you know I always have plenty of my delicious tomato sauce on hand, because I can’t live without that! The ingredients were so simple as well, I knew this recipe was going to be a slam dunk win for my family’s taste buds.

Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 7 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pound of mild sausage
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 mozzarella cheese sticks (cut into 4 to 5 even pieces each)

Directions:

First, add all your sauce ingredients to the crockpot and cook for 30 minutes on high (no pre-cooking necessary).

Make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Mozzarella Sticks

Then add all your meatball ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon.

Make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Mozzarella Sticks

Then when you make your meatballs add a chunk of your Mozzarella cheese to the center of each one.

Make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Mozzarella Sticks

Then add meatballs to the sauce in the crockpot and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.

Make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Mozzarella Sticks

I hope you enjoy this delicious meatball recipe as much as my family has!

Crockpot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

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