Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs

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This Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs recipe is cooked to perfection until the juices are tender and doused in a thick gravy-like sauce that is finger licking good. This healthy slow cooker recipe is also pretty much hassle-free and does not require too much of prep work because your slow cooker will do most of the job. It's an easy meatball recipe that is ideal for a picnic, potluck or for feeding a large crowd as well. You can serve them along with spaghetti or on a bed of rice. You can also eat these meatballs with quinoa if you don't mind the taste of it. This recipe is also perfect for those days when you don't want to spend an awful lot of time cooking in the kitchen. Easy dinner ideas when prepared in a slow cooker makes sense regarding cultivating healthy eating habits. They're better than eating a takeout or frozen dinners with all those unwanted preservatives. Not only does the food taste so much better in a slow cooker but also it is very nutritious. Slow cooker meals are also very convenient and save time as well. You can make a whole batch of this wonderful easy meatball recipe and freeze it for later.

When working with any meat, it's important to practice safety methods of handling to prevent food contamination. By learning to handle meat the safe way you can stop 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. Proper means of cleaning your hands before and after handling food, especially meat is critical, and the only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen surroundings. Always remember to refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella.

You can also add a barbecue sauce of your choice along with the other the ingredients in this recipe. Instead of throwing away the leftover sauce that is sticking at the bottom of your cooker, you can save it for later to use as a dressing for salads. It is essential to read food labels to choose low sodium and preservative-free packaged foods, especially meat. Try to use lean meat and make your meatballs at home instead of using the pre-made ones from a store because packaged meat is high in sodium and preservatives. Having said that, if you absolutely must use store bought meatballs, always compare the labels to buy the brand that has the least amount of sodium or preferably the ones that are free from preservatives. For additional nourishment, add veggies like mushrooms or diced bell peppers in the stew.

Thank you to Karen at the The Food Charlatan recipe blog for sharing this lip smacking Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs recipe with us. Do visit Karen's blog where she shares the best easy dinner ideas. This is a healthy slow cooker recipe and one of the best recipes you will make more than just once. Your family is going to enjoy this healthy dinner for years to come. Try this recipe today!

Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs From The Food Charlatan
Ingredients: Meatballs, raspberry preserves, sugar, balsamic vinegar, Worchestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, green onion, fresh ginger, sesame seeds.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 478, Calories from Fat 195, Total Fat 21.7g 33%, Saturated Fat 8.1g 41%, Cholesterol 63mg 21%, Sodium 779mg 32%, Potassium 60mg 2%, Carbohydrates 53.0g 18%, Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%, Sugars 32.5g, Protein 27.3g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%

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