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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs (Low-Carb, Keto)


  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp oil for IP
  • 46 ounces mozzarella

Sauce:

  • 28 ounces crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes (or 1 small onion, diced)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. In a large bowl, mix together MEATBALLS ingredients. Taking 2-4 tbsp of meat*, form into a ball and then flatten the ball in the middle.
  2. Add mozzarella to the center of the flattened meat. Re-form meat around the mozzarella and shape into a ball. Repeat until all the meat is used.
  3. Pour SAUCE ingredients into the slow cooker. Add the meatballs.
  4. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.

Instant Pot

  1. In a large bowl, mix together MEATBALLS ingredients. Taking 2-4 tbsp of meat*, form into a ball and then flatten the ball in the middle.
  2. Add mozzarella to the center of the flattened meat. Re-form meat around the mozzarella and shape into a ball. Repeat until all the meat is used.
  3. Set Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Once hot, add oil.
  4. Add meatballs and brown on each side, 3-5 minutes. Remove meatballs from IP. You might have to brown them in batches.
  5. Add sauce ingredients and stir to mix well.  Add the meatballs back into the pressure cooker.
  6. Close and seal vent. Select manual setting and set time for 7 minutes. Quick-release pressure when cook time is completed.

Notes

*You can make the meatballs as large or as small as your slow cooker will hold.