Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

by Cuisine at Home

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS, COMBINE:

  • 12

    oz. each ground chuck and pork

  • 1

    ⁄2 cup grated Parmesan

  • 1

    ⁄2 cup dried Italian bread crumbs

  • 1

    ⁄2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt

  • 3

    Tbsp. minced garlic

  • 2

    tsp. dried basil

  • 1

    tsp. each kosher salt and black pepper

  • FOR THE SAUCE, HEAT:

  • 2

    Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1

    cup each grated onion and carrots

  • 3

    Tbsp. minced garlic

  • 3

    Tbsp. tomato paste

  • 1

    Tbsp. dried oregano

  • 1

    ⁄2 tsp. red pepper flakes

  • STIR:

  • 2

    cans crushed tomatoes (28 oz. each)

  • 1

    cup canned tomato sauce

  • 1

    cup dry red wine

  • Sugar to taste

  • FOR THE SPAGHETTI, COOK:

  • 1

    lb. dry spaghetti

  • Chopped fresh basil

  • Grated Parmesan

Directions

Preheat oven to 425° with baking sheet inside. For the meatballs, combine chuck, pork, 1⁄2 cup Parmesan, bread crumbs, yogurt, 3 Tbsp. garlic, dried basil, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. black pepper in a bowl. Divide mixture and form into 22 meatballs, 11⁄2 oz. each; carefully place on hot baking sheet. Bake meatballs 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes. For the sauce, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, carrots, 3 Tbsp. garlic, tomato paste, oregano, and pepper flakes; cook until vegetables are lightly browned, 8–10 minutes. Transfer mixture to a 6- to 8-qt. slow cooker. Stir tomatoes, tomato sauce, and wine into slow cooker. Nestle meatballs in sauce; discard any drippings. Cover slow cooker and cook on high setting, 3–4 hours, or low setting, 5–6 hours. Skim fat from surface and discard. Season sauce with salt, black pepper, and sugar. For the spaghetti, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain and serve with meatballs and sauce. Garnish servings with fresh basil and Parmesan.


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