Can you freeze Slow-Cooker Meatballs?
Freeze cooled meatball mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.
Slow-Cooker Meatballs Tips
Can you make slow-cooker meatballs without red meat?
Yes, you can make slow-cooker meatballs without red meat. Replace the beef and pork with equal amounts of ground chicken or ground turkey. You can also substitute all of the meat for a meat alternative like Beyond Meat or Impossible beef for a vegetarian or vegan option. Check out more of our meatball recipes
How do you store slow-cooker meatballs?
Store any leftover meatballs in a sealed container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To use frozen meatballs, partially thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Then microwave them, covered, in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.
How can you make slow-cooker meatballs your own?
Meatballs are easily customizable to your preferences. If you’re looking for a little heat, add 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to the meat mixture, or some Sriracha
to the sauce. If you want a less sweet sauce, reduce the sugar in the recipe for a more tangy bite. Otherwise, add any fresh herbs you like. If you loved these slow-cooker meatballs, check out these Italian meatball recipes
next.—Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 meatball: 87 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.