Have you ever wanted to make your own meatballs? This Homemade Crock Pot Meatballs recipe from Gooseberry Patch’s Mom Knows Best Cookbook is so simple and de-licious!
Aunt Lou here.
I’m a cheapskate through and through. I am always on the lookout for a sale or a cheaper way to do something. So when I saw these Homemade Crock Pot Meatballs, I knew I wanted to try them. I love meatball recipes, but cringe when I see the price on a package of frozen meatballs (yes, I am that cheap!).
I always thought making meatballs would be hard though, so I never even attempted it. Then this recipe came across my path, and I realized it was a cinch!
Homemade Crock Pot Meatballs
We use a lot of ground turkey around here. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love ground beef. It just isn’t always in the budget, so we substitute with ground turkey.
I made this recipe with ground turkey, but I will warn you that it makes forming the meatballs a little harder than it would be with ground beef just because of the consistency of ground turkey. (But they were still delicious!) Next time I make them, it will be with ground beef though.
If you prefer ground turkey, just add an additional 1/4 cup of oats to the mix (for 1 cup oats total) to help make it easier to form your meatballs.
- 3/4 c old fashioned oats
- 3 T onion finely chopped
- 1 c milk
- 1 1/2 t salt
- 1 t pepper
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 c ketchup
- 1/2 c water
- 1/4 c bbq sauce
- 2 T brown sugar packed
- mashed potatoes
Mix together your oats, onion, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl and set aside
In another bowl, mix together your ketchup, water, brown sugar and bbq sauce
Take your ground beef and crumble it over your oat mixture
Mix the beef and <g class="gr_ gr_98 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling" id="98" data-gr-id="98">oat</g> mixture well and form into 1 inch balls
Place meatballs in your crock pot
Pour your ketchup mixture over your meatballs
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
Serve your meatballs over mashed potatoes
Slow Cooker Recommendation
I used my Hamilton Beach Programmable Insulated Slow Cooker for this recipe. Your favorite 5-6 quart will work too!
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