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Homademade Meatballs

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 6 hours
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. 

  3. Roll mixture into balls, about 1" - 1.5" in diameter.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes on a baking sheet (on top of aluminum foil or a silicone mat to prevent meatballs from sticking).

  5. Flip meatballs and bake for another 5 minutes. They will not be cooked through. 

  6. Place in slow cooker with 36 - 48 oz of pasta choice (we use arrabiata sauce, but marinara or any pasta sauce will work). 

  7. Cook on low for 6 - 7 hours. 

Recipe Notes

We often make a triple batch of these meatballs sand put 1/2 of them in the freezer. 

We make the following meals with these, but possibilities are endless: