Slow Cooked Meatball Sauce

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    8 hours 20 minutes

    The great advantage of a slow cooker is so you can set it up in the morning and have a great hot meal at the end of the day. Serve this with spaghetti.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 750g beef mince
    • 1 1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 800g spaghetti sauce
    • 500g tinned crushed tomatoes
    • 450g tomato puree

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:8hours  ›  Ready in:8hours20min 

    1. In a bowl mix the beef mince, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, onion and egg. Shape the mixture into 16 meatballs.
    2. In a slow cooker mix the spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes and tomato puree. Place the meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

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    Fantastic .Made this meal, then mowed the lawn while it was slow cooking .It turned out to be awesome and I was the star of the day .  -  14 Apr 2011

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    968

    Incredible recipe! I will never make meatballs any other way! I actually made the meat balls (added parmesan, basil and garlic powder, less breadcrumb) a couple of days ago and froze them. This morning I just mixed the spagetti sauce and a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes with juice (skipped the puree and added basil, oregano, and a couple of tablespoons of sugar to cut the acidity) and added the frozen meatballs. Cooked for about 10 hours on low. Tender, flavorful, and delicious. Plenty of delicious sauce. Thanks previous reviewers, and thanks for this great recipe submission!  -  06 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    751

    Great idea but having experience with meatballs helps: There are WAY too many bread crumbs in this recipe! The meatball recipe I use is one pound of meatloaf mix (pork/veal/beef ground and packaged in the same package), 1/4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs, 1/4 Parmesan cheese, season with garlic and onion powder (since my husband has textural issues with some foods!), pepper and salt. Mix this with one egg as the recipe suggests. I do, however, like the twist of cooking them in the crockpot and NOT precooking them! Awesome! The sauce was greasier than I typically like (understandably, since you don't drain the meat...) but they were a huge hit at the party I took them to. They would be FIVE stars if the ratio wasn't so off for bread crumbs to meat...  -  01 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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