Cheesy Slow-Cooker Meatballs and Twisted Garlic Bread

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
2
tablespoons milk
1
egg, slightly beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
5
mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into small pieces
1
jar (24 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
package (l lb) pasta

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, milk egg, salt and pepper with hands until well combined. Shape mixture into small balls about the size of a Ping-Pong ball.
  • 2
    With finger, make hole in 1 ball but do not go all the way through. Place 1 piece of cheese in hole; enclose cheese by pinching hole back together. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and cheese pieces.
  • 3
    Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour pasta sauce into cooker. Place meatballs in sauce.
  • 4
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours.
  • 5
    About 25 to 30 minutes before meatballs are done, cook pasta as directed on package; drain.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Try switching out the mozzarella cheese sticks with ones of sharp Cheddar cheese or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend.
  • Add a teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder and parsley flakes to the beef mixture for an even bigger boost of flavor!
  • Serve with Twisted Garlic Bread.

Nutritional Information

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