Slow Cooker Meatball Sliders

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Slow cooker recipes are a must for busy families. This sweet and spicy marinara sauce is perfect when paired with Farm Rich Meatballs in the slow cooker.

Simmer meatballs in a spicy marinara all afternoon. Just dump the ingredients into a crockpot and forget about it. The result is tender, flavorful meatballs that melt in your mouth. Once the flavors have melded, you can serve an easy appetizer by sticking a toothpick in each meatball or you can create Slow Cooker Meatball Sliders.

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  • 2 28oz cans petite diced tomatoes

    2 bags Farm Rich Italian Style Meatballs

    2 6oz cans tomato paste

    2 cups finely chopped onion

    1 TBSP thyme

    1 TBSP basil leaves

    1 TBSP oregano

    2 bay leaves

    1/2 TBSP red pepper flakes

    1/2 TBSP black pepper

    1/2 cups sugar

    Slider buns

    3 TBS butter

    Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese



For the Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in slow cooker
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 3 hours)
  3. To serve with meatballs: after 3 hours on high, add 2 packages of Farm Rich Italian Style Meatballs. Cook for 3-4 more hours on high

For the Sliders

  1. Melt 3 TBSP butter and brush into the top and bottom of open slider buns placed on a baking sheet
  2. Add mozzarella cheese slices to the bottom buns
  3. Bake to melt cheese and toast sliders on 375° for 5-6 minutes
  4. Remove from the oven and immediately scoop meatballs into the bottom buns and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
  5. Serve hot