Slow-cooker meatballs

Slow-cooker meatballs

Cook homemade meatballs low and slow, until they're meltingly tender and the sauce tastes deep and rich. Serve with your favourite pasta and crusty bread, if you like
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion over a medium heat for 3-4 mins until beginning to soften. Season, then stir in the garlic, cooking for 1 minute until fragrant. Season and remove from the heat.
  2. Step 2

    Put the mince in a large bowl along with the remaining ingredients (minus the parmesan) and seasoning. Add the onion mix and use wet, clean hands to mix well. Form into 16 golf ball size meatballs. Place the same frying pan back over a medium heat and brown the meatballs all over for 3-4 mins. You may need to do this in two batches.
  3. Step 3

    Place the meatballs in your slow cooker. Combine the sauce ingredients in a jug, season well then pour over the meatballs. Cook on low for 6-8 hrs, stirring halfway through, until the meatballs have cooked through and the sauce tastes deep and rich. Serve with your choice of side and sprinkle with the parmesan.