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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/