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    Posted on Jun 23, 2017

    Easy Slow-Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs And Sauce

    Fire up the slow cooker, set it, and forget it!

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    Easy Slow-Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs And Sauce

    INGREDIENTS

    Servings: 14-16 meatballs

    Sauce
    7 cups crushed tomato

    ⅓ cup onion, chopped

    2 cloves garlic, crushed

    2 teaspoons dried basil

    1 teaspoon dried oregano

    ½ teaspoon pepper

    ½ teaspoon salt

    Meatballs

    1 pound beef

    1 pound mild sausage

    1 cup bread crumbs

    ⅓ cup onion, chopped

    ¼ cup parmesan

    1 teaspoon onion powder

    1 teaspoon garlic powder

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    1 teaspoon dried oregano

    ½ teaspoon salt

    ½ teaspoon pepper

    2 eggs

    4 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into 4-5 even pieces each

    PREPARATION

    # Combine all sauce ingredients in slow cooker and stir. Set to high and cover while making meatballs, or for 30 minutes.

    # Combine all meatball ingredients except the mozzarella in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix until fully combined.

    # Take a golf ball sized piece of the ground beef mixture and place a piece of mozzarella in the middle. Press meat around the piece of cheese, fully enclosing it. Repeat until all meat is used.

    # Place meatballs in slow cooker and submerge in sauce.

    # Cover and cook on high for 2-2½ hours, or until meat is fully cooked.

    # Serve over pasta.

    # Enjoy!

    Inspired by:
    https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/videos/1651159751803334/