I assume I’m spending my life in pursuit of the correct meatball. I’m no longer sad about it. I love them so. My recent obsession is with those Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Marinara. Oh heck yes.
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 yellow onion diced
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 lb lean flooring turkey can replace lean flooring pork if preferred
1/2 cup recent parsley chopped
1/4 cup recent basil chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
28 oz can beaten tomatoes
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried oregano
In a big skillet saute your diced onions in 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. When onion is virtually completed (close to translucent) upload within the garlic. Give it a speedy stir and take away from heat. (Garlic can get a few browning but you do no longer desire to burn it.)
In a big bowl, combine all meatball foods adding the sauteed onion and garlic. Use your palms to softly roll into meatballs approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter. This produces 18 - 20 meatballs. (Ground turkey is gentle so do no longer anticipate it to act like flooring beef. Your meatballs will no longer be very agency till they've been cooked and it is okay.)
Place meatballs within the backside of your sluggish cooker.
Add all marinara foods to the sluggish cooker. Cover. Cook on excessive for four hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Garnish with further recent chopped parsley or basil in case you like. For an entree, serve over noodles, spaghetti squash, zoodles, or veggies. Of course those meatballs also make a delicious appetizer!
If you trust that meatballs require breadcrumbs and parmesan I’m going to show you wrong. These Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Marinara are dairy free, gluten free, and Whole30 compliant. You won’t be aware it. In reality you'll be able to feed those to a complete herd of bread loving, dairy devouring, wholesome meals hating eaters and none of them will be aware either. They’ll simply consume them and ask for more. Trust me. I’ve examined that.
Each meatball is jam-packed with recent herbs, lots of seasoning, garlic, onion, and flooring turkey. They are so flavorful!
First we provide the onion and garlic a bit of time in a skillet. This softens the onion and actually brings out that garlic flavor.
Next combine all of the meatball foods in a bowl. Use your palms to type them into balls. Mine are round 1 1/2 inches in diameter. This provides me 18 to 20 meatballs.
Ground turkey is a lot extra gentle than flooring pork so don’t actually sense the ought to pack them tight. They’re no longer going to get agency till they’re cooked and that’s fine.
Place the meatballs within the backside of your sluggish cooker. Add the sauce ingredients. Cover. Cook for four hours on excessive or 6 to 8 hours on low. You’re done!
I recognise individual goes to invite me about regardless of even if they ought to brown the meatballs within the skillet so let’s tackle that. No, ma’am. While I love getting a quite browning at the backyard it’s simply an useless step whilst you’re cooking them (a) in sauce and (b) within the sluggish cooker. Let’s hold it simple! Let that sluggish cooker do all of the work for you!
I most typically serve those over noodles, spaghetti squash, zoodles, or a bowl of veggies. Honestly you simply can’t move wrong!
Made those Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs and love them like I do? If you share a picture of your completed dish on Instagram tag me so I can verify it out!
Prefer a meatball recipe that doesn’t contain a sluggish cooker? Check out my unique meatball recipe, Meatballs in Marinara. It’s also dairy free, gluten free, and Whole30 compliant!