Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs With Peppers

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs With Peppers

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"Zesty porcupine meatballs with bell peppers have from-scratch flavor with shortcuts! Serve over pasta, next to pasta with a simple sauce (I like just olive oil, basil, garlic, and a dash of salt), or with some nice crusty bread."

Ingredients

6 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 557 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 37.3 g
  • 75%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 1107 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Thoroughly combine ground beef, rice, milk, egg, garlic, basil, and salt in a bowl. Form the mixture into about 16 1-1/2 inch meatballs.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the meatballs well on all sides, about 15 minutes.
  3. Place the spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, beef broth, red wine, basil, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, and 3 minced garlic cloves in slow cooker, and stir to combine. Put the meatballs into the slow cooker, and stir gently to cover with sauce. Shake the frozen vegetables over the sauce, without stirring, and cook on Low, covered, for 6 to 8 hours, until the meatballs are tender and the vegetables are cooked.
  4. About an hour before serving, gently stir the sauce, being careful not to break the meatballs, and remove the bay leaves. Cook for 1 more hour to blend the flavors and thicken the sauce.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute fresh red and green bell peppers and yellow onion, cut into strips, for the frozen pepper mix.
  • We are garlic lovers, and slow-cooked garlic is good but subtle. I like to add two additional cloves of garlic to the sauce about 30 minutes before serving to give it a bolder garlic flavor.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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These were very good- sauce kept the meatballs moist with a nice flavor. I did add an extra egg to the meat mixture for two reasons: I was using medium-sized eggs and my porcupines always fall a...

Wow,the original recipe back in the 1960's was just the meat mixed with rice and cooked in canned tomato soup. Not much taste but easy and a cheap way to feed my growing family.What an improveme...

Terrific recipe! I was trying to duplicate a lost family recipe, and this came very close. It actually had more flavor than ours, and was more convenient in the slow cooker! I didn't add the fro...