Crock Pot Italian Meatballs are so simple and delicious. Delicate and tender, these scratch-made meatballs poach in the marinara creating a rich and delicious sauce in the crock pot. Serve as an appetizer or entree.
Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the breadcrumbs, milk, onion, cheese, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
Next add the beef and with your fingertips lightly mix the ingredients until just combined but try not to over mix or compact the meat. Make the meatballs into 1 ounce balls (about 1 to 1 1/2-inches) compressing them just enough to form a ball and place in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover with sauce and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
This recipe is easily halved or doubled.
For fresh breadcrumbs, I pulse the heels of bread in the food processor.