Sunday, February 19, 2012

Italian Meatballs, Slow Cooker

Italian Meatballs, Slow Cooker

2 lbs ground lean turkey
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
1 tbsp jarred minced garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 eggs beaten or 1 egg and 2 egg whites, or egg substitute


1 1/2 cups bottled barbecue sauce
3/4 cup tomato paste
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar
1/2 cup water, as needed
1 tsp liquid smoke

In a bowl mix all of the meatball ingredients, form into walnut size balls, spray a shallow baking dish, pre heat oven to 350 and cook for about 20 minutes, drain off any fat

/Spray the slow cooker, place meatballs in a slow cooker

In a separate bowl combine sauce ingredients, pour over meatballs

Cook on low for about 4 hours or on high for 2 hours, stir 2-3 times to keep the sauce from burning on the sides of the crock pot

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