Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey

  • ½ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt divided use

  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1 large egg lightly beaten

  • ½ cup whole grain panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)

  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tsp. olive oil

  • 1 medium onion chopped

  • 1 (28-oz.) can whole tomatoes, crushed

  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves

Instructions for Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs:

  1. Combine turkey, ¼ tsp. salt, pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, and cheese in a large bowl; mix well with clean hands.

  2. Roll mixture into eighteen 1½-inch meatballs. Set aside.

  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add half of meatballs; cook, turning occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until meatballs are browned on each side. Place browned meatballs in a 3-quart slow cooker.

  5. Repeat with the remaining meatballs. Set aside.

  6. Add onion to same skillet; cook, over medium-high heat, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

  7. Top meatballs with cooked onion, tomatoes, oregano, and remaining ¼ tsp. salt; cook, covered, on low temperature for 5 to 6 hours, stirring once or twice.

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