Slow cooker meatballs served with fresh parmesan cheese

Crockpot Meatballs and Sauce

Make delicious and tender pork and beef meatballs in a slow cooker without any fuss!

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 7 hoursTotal: 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings 1x


  • 25oz jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb hot or mild Italian pork sausage (casing cut off if they are links)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce


  1. Pour marinara sauce and beef broth into a crockpot. Stir together and set to low heat.
  2. Mix beef, pork sausage, salt, italian seasoning, bread crumbs, egg and worcestershire sauce together in a large mixing bowl – mix until just combined. If you over mix, the meatballs become tough.
  3. With wet hands roll the mixture into 3 tbsp sized balls placing them into the crockpot as you go. It’s okay if they aren’t all fully covered by the sauce.
  4. Place the cover on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. After 6 hours, remove the lid and toss the meatballs in the sauce. Leave the lid off for 1-2 hours to reduce the liquid in the sauce
  5. Serve warm however you like!
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