Crockpot Turkey Meatballs
Looking for a great turkey meatball recipe? Look no further. This recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction will work perfectly for you. Plus, they're made in a crock pot which makes this so much easier and tastier. If you have a crock pot, chances are, you use it all the time. Especially if you have a large family. The crock pot has been around for some time now, but it didn't really become popular until the 70s when women began working outside of the home. The crock pot gave families a new, simple way to enjoy healthy meals at the end of a long day without too much fuss. The idea for the crock pot came from a man named Irving Naxon in 1936. He created the first device with a dish in an encasing. Much like a modern crock pot the encasing would heat up, which allowed the food in the dish heat and cook gradually over a long period of time. His mother used to create a Jewish recipe that inspired him to create the crock pot. The recipe is known as cholent which was made on Sabbath, which is a day of rest so cooking is seen as work and isn't allowed. The cholent would cook on a low temperature through the night before Sabbath to be ready on Sabbath.
Over the years there have been many styles and sizes of crock pots created, and they were very popular up until the 80s when microwaves became more popular as an even more convenient way to cook food. But now it seems people are using their microwaves less and starting to use their crock pots more often because they tend to create better tasting and healthier food. There are all sorts of different types of crock pots you can buy now too. You can get smaller ones for smaller families or for one single person, or you can get 7-quart crock pots for larger families or if you always like to have leftovers around. Now, there are also multi-cooker crock pots that not only slow cook food but bake, sautee, roast and steam food. There are also other brands of crock pots out there too and they come in a variety of colours, sizes and prices. If you've never had a crock pot before, you could start out by buying a smaller one and then move up to a larger size if needed. But the smaller crock pots are usually as little as $40 and sometimes even less. Check for sales around holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving for the best prices.
While Sally from Sally's Baking Addiction is usually all about dessert recipes, she has also been asked to post some crock pot recipes and dinner recipes. So she posted one of her favourite easy and healthy crock pot recipes for us to try out in our crock pots. Turkey meatballs are great on the stove so you can imagine how amazing they would be if they have been cooking slowly in the crock pot all day long. Also, using turkey meat is healthier because it's much leaner than pork or beef. Always try and find organic, pasture-raised meat whenever possible. This will also ensure the meat is healthier and the animals were raised humanely. All you need to do is Mix up all of the ingredients and roll into balls then put them on a cooking sheet. You put some onions and tomato sauce in the crock pot, and before you add the meatballs, you lightly brown them in a pan. Then just layer them in your crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. Enjoy with your favourite pasta or spaghetti squash.***
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