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Slow cooker meatballs

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 - 5

Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook

  • Healthy
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal260
low infat5g
saturates1g
carbs21g
sugars10g
fibre5g
protein29g
salt0.21g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 2 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 500g carton tomato passata
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

For the meatballs

  • 400g lean mince turkey
  • 4 tbsp porridge oats
  • pinch paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • spray of oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the slow cooker if necessary. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic and fry gently for a minute. Pour in the passata, add the parsley and stir, then transfer the lot to the slow cooker.

  • STEP 2

    To make the meatballs, tip the mince into a large bowl. Add the oats, paprika, garlic and plenty of black pepper, and mix everything together with your hands. Divide the mixture into 20 lumps about the size of a walnut and roll each piece into a meatball. Spray or run a non-stick pan with a little oil and gently cook the meatballs until they start to brown. Add them to the tomato base and cook on Low for 5 hours. Serve over rice or pasta if you like, or with a green salad.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food books, September 2017

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A star rating of 4 out of 5.39 ratings
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