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Slow Cooker Spanish Meatballs

Slow Cooker Spanish Meatballs

  • Cooking Time:

    4–5 hours on LOW
  • Servings:

    6–8, about 24 meatballs


2 lb. ground pork (can use ground beef or ground veal)
3/4 c. onion, medi­um yel­low, fine­ly chopped
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
5 cloves of gar­lic, 4 crushed, 1 chopped
1 1/2 tsp. smoked papri­ka
1/2 chili pow­der
1/8 — 1/4 crushed red pep­per, depend­ing on how hot you like your meat­balls
5 T. bread­crumbs, plain, dried
2 large eggs, light­ly beat­en
3 T. pars­ley, fresh, chopped
Kosher salt to taste
ground pep­per to taste
3 T. olive oil, extra-vir­gin
28 oz. diced toma­toes
Fresh crust­ed bread for serv­ing

You can serve Slow Cook­er Span­ish Meat­balls as an appe­tiz­er or as a meal! Great to make and freeze to keep on hand!

  1. In a large bowl mix togeth­er with your hands: meat, 1/4 c. onion, cumin, gar­lic, 1/2 tsp. papri­ka, chili pow­der, crushed red pep­pers, bread­crumbs, eggs, and pars­ley, salt and pep­per to taste.
  2. Roll into 1 1/2 inch meat­balls.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 table­spoons oil over medi­um-high heat. Brown meat­balls on all sides. In batch­es if nec­es­sary.
  4. Place the Meat­balls in a 5 to 6 quart slow cook­er.
  5. Add remain­ing onion to skil­let; and cook for about 2 min­utes.
  6. Place onion in the slow cook­er, along with remain­ing papri­ka and toma­toes.
  7. Sprin­kle with a lit­tle salt and pep­per to taste.
  8. Cov­er. Cook on LOW for 4–5 hours or until meat­balls are ten­der.
  9. Serve with fresh crust­ed bread, and gar­nish with some pars­ley if desired

Options: Great served as an appe­tiz­er or over the pas­ta of your choice!

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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How many peo­ple does this serve? or approx. how many meat­balls does it make. I can’t find either piece of infor­ma­tion here.

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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