Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
2-28oz cans Crushed Tomatoes
¼ tsp Dried Oregano
1 ¼ tsp Salt (divided)
1 ¼ lb Lean Ground Turkey
2 lbs. Turkey Sausage (casings removed and crumbled)
1 ¼ cup Plain Dried Bread Crumbs
¾ c Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Large Eggs
¼ cup Finely Chopped Parsley

Warm olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add half of garlic and sauté until fragrant, 30 seconds. Scrape into slow cooker and stir in tomatoes, oregano and ¾ tsp salt. Combine turkey, sausage, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, parsley and remaining garlic and 1 tsp salt in a large bowl. Blends together with your hands. Form into 2-inch balls and place into slow cooker. Spoon tomato mixture over meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours (until cooked through). Serves 8

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