Cheesy slow cooker Meatballs
- Meatballs and Sauce
- 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- 1/2 cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 5 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into small pieces
- 1 jar (24 oz) tomato pasta sauce
- 1 package (l lb) pasta
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 255mins
1 In large bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, milk egg, salt and pepper with hands until well combined. Shape mixture into small balls about the size of a Ping-Pong ball.
2 With finger, make hole in 1 ball but do not go all the way through. Place 1 piece of cheese in hole; enclose cheese by pinching hole back together. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and cheese pieces.
3 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour pasta sauce into cooker. Place meatballs in sauce.
4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours.
5 About 25 to 30 minutes before meatballs are done, cook pasta as directed on package; drain.