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A white plate with 3 sliders made with homemade meatballs.

Crock Pot Meatballs

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Crock Pot Meatballs is perfect for Sunday dinner. Serve spaghetti and meatballs one night and meatball sliders for another meal for lunch or dinner. Crock Pot Meatballs are also perfect when you need to feed a crowd for party or game day. They are also a great freezer meal.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 45 Meatballs
Calories 106 kcal


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • ¾ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 45 oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 20 Mini slider buns
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
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Make the Meatballs

  • Mix the first seven ingredients in a large bowl until combined well.
  • Form about 45 golf ball size meatballs.
  • In a skillet brown the meatballs on all sides.
  • Remove the meatballs from the skillet and drain on a paper towel. Repeat with all the meatballs.
  • Pour the jar of sauce into a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Add any seasonings you normally add to your sauce.
  • Put all the meatballs into the crock pot, pushing them down under the sauce.
  • Cook for 3-4 hours on high. Meatballs are done when the center is no longer pink.

To Make the Meatball Sliders

  • Cut the slider buns open and lightly toast in the oven.
  • Place one meatball with 1 tablespoon of sauce on a slider bun.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and toast in the oven to melt the cheese before serving.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Homemade meatballs can be served with spaghetti and meatballs.
  • Freeze the leftovers meatballs can be frozen in the sauce. Or freeze the browned meatballs and cook in sauce later.


Serving: 4Meatballs | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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