Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce

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Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce


Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 5 hrs
Difficulty: Easy

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1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
4 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1 to 1 1/2 cups Italian dry bread crumbs
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, divided into 12 pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 jars of your favorite red sauce
2 pounds spaghetti, cooked al dente


 

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Directions

In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, ground pork, parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic, basil, parsley and dried oregano. Add bread crumbs 1/2 cup at a time until mixture is not to wet and can be formed into balls easily. Form mixture into 12 balls using your thumb to press a hole in the center. Insert a piece of the fresh mozzarella into the hole and close the hole by pushing the meatball mixture around it to secure the mozzarella inside each ball.
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and drizzle olive oil into it. Add meatballs and cook until just browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer meatballs into a slow cooker. Pour red sauce over the meatballs and cook on LOW for approximately 5 hours. Serve the stuffed meatballs and sauce over spaghetti.

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Reader Comments:

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My husband is difficult to cook for. He will not eat pork, does not like chicken, no vegetables except onions, bell peppers and some cucumbers, loves potatoes any way. absolutely no fruit. Now is wanting to reduce red meat. What do I fix?

By Pat Martin on January 31, 2014

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Wish you all the best Paula,,,would love to see you on T.V. again

By Rosalie Bruce on January 25, 2014

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Paula, i sure love all of your cooks books i am going to try the slow cooker meat balls, they look so yummy

By Anonymous on January 21, 2014

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Paula- I really like your cheesy meatballs recipe. Thanks for posting it on Facebook!

By Sylvia on January 18, 2014

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LOVE ALL FOOD REIPICE THANKS

By NANCY EARNEST on January 17, 2014

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THESE MEAT BALLS LOOK EASY AND DELICIOUS. GRAND DAUGHTER COMING IN TONIGHT LATE FROM NJ AND THEY WILL BE WAITING FOR HER WITH SOME NICE CRUSTY ITALIAN ROLLS MMMM

By EILEEN FLEMING on January 17, 2014

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I'm going to make the Meatball's and spaghetti,, look's just awesome!!

By Lilia Snider on January 17, 2014

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Loved Your Show. Hope You will get another Show soon if You desire it. Had one of Your casserole dishes and used it regularly until My Bride broke it. Accident I know but I miss it. Dang it Yall.

By Charles Harmon on January 17, 2014

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I think I'll tty and add the pasta noodles near the end of cooking time

By p on January 16, 2014

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They sound so good, I love crock pot cooking, Big fan xo

By Donna m sears on January 16, 2014

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I'm wondering if you can just add the pasta noodles in the crock pot?

By Anonymous on January 16, 2014

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Happy to see recipes from you again!!

By Becky Santore on January 16, 2014

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Do you have a good recipe for "red sauce" as mentioned in the Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meat Balls?

By Glenn Fell on January 16, 2014

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Can you use chunks of string cheese instead of the fresh mozzarella?

By Kiki on January 16, 2014

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we try your cheesy stuffed meatballs and they are great the family enjoyed them. wish you were back on food network but we get on computer and get your recipes. from are kitchen to your. take care the weckman family

By david weckman on January 16, 2014

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You lost me at "2 jars of your favorite red sauce". If you can't make your own sauce, then just buy your meatballs too! Anyway, your recipe is close to the one I use except I use less egg, and I add a little milk. And I bake mine for 20 minutes instead of browning in a pan prior to adding to sauce pot.

By Mike Jones on January 16, 2014

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By pat fraley on January 16, 2014

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I love Paula Deen cooking. Her and her family are the best. I make a lot of her dished and own many of her cooking utensils,bowls,dishes,cookbooks,cassarole dishes,etc.

By Kathleen Frances Tozer on January 16, 2014

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Your still the Greatest. What red sauce are you talking Ragu?

By Dennis Reiner on January 16, 2014

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