Crockpot Turkey Meatballs (Whole30 Approved!)
This is my favorite recipe for crockpot turkey meatballs— spiced just right, perfectly tender, packed with flavor, and incredibly simple to make!
Over the past few weeks I’ve gotten a ton of requests for dinner recipes. Stuff I eat on the regular. Because as much as I’d love to eat chocolate chip cookies for the rest of my life, it’s just not in the books.
I made this recipe a few weeks ago with no intentions of sharing it. It ended up being a hit and happens to be Whole30 — I don’t follow Whole30 but I do limit my gluten and dairy intake as much as possible.
This is a no-frills, nothing complicated, darn good meatball recipe. It’s one I make pretty often, since there’s just the two of us, we can eat it throughout the week— pair it with a salad, over spaghetti, by themselves. Plus, we all know I eat literally all day so having extras is a must in this house.
To keep it on the healthier side, plus I don’t eat much beef, I make them with ground turkey. It’s one of those fill-you-up meals that doesn’t make you feel too full that you can’t move and one that doesn’t involve much work. The best part of a crockpot = does all the work for you.
It’s a wonderful thing.
Let’s talk about the binder for a quick sec. I don’t use too much because it’ll take away from the melt-in-your-mouth texture. Just enough to get the job done – egg and almond flour. We add a little spice and garlic. Your usual pantry staples.
The most important step before going into the crockpot is to pre-bake the meatballs. Why? It helps hold the meatball together while it cooks, but it also seals in the flavor. Do not skip this step — it’s quick (only 15 minutes – while you clean up the very few dishes) or your meatballs will fall apart in the crockpot. Not that it’s a bad thing, but we’re not making a meat sauce today.
These crockpot meatballs are the answer to your meal prep or a busy week. Make them ahead of time. Assemble the night before, turn them on the next morning. Or freeze a bunch for the cooler weather.
So simple. So tasty.
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