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Slow Cooker Recipe For Turkey Meatballs in Paprika Tomato Sauce

Sunday Slow Cooker: Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Tonight, make a low-maintenance dinner that you and your family can still get excited about. Here, classic Italian-American meatballs get a modern twist with the help of ingredients such as dark meat turkey, roasted red peppers, and smoky paprika — and the ridiculously convenient slow cooker.

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Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Every Day With Rachael Ray Recipe for Turkey Meatballs in Paprika Tomato Sauce


  1. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 onions, finely chopped
  3. 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  5. One 14.5-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  6. One 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained
  7. 2 tablespoons paprika
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. 1/2 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
  10. 1 egg, beaten
  11. 1 1/2 pounds ground dark meat turkey


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, celery and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, 7 minutes. Transfer 1 1/3 cups of the onion mixture to a large bowl; let cool. Reserve the skillet.
  2. Using a food processor, puree the tomatoes and roasted peppers. Add the puree to the skillet and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the paprika and season with salt and pepper; transfer to a large slow cooker, cover and set to low temperature.
  3. Whisk the breadcrumbs, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into the remaining onion mixture. Mix in the turkey. Form 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Add the meatballs to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

Serves 6.

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macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
does anyone know if the meatballs themselves freeze ok after cooking? I'd like to make spaghetti and meatballs for lunches, but since there's just me. I'd like to be able to use them all week :)
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I don't like turkey meatballs. What is wrong with lean ground beef? Tastes better. And meatballs and sauce are pretty simple in just a pot on low.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Looks delicious. It's a must experiment this week at my house :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
I must add that I don't use 2 onions though! WHEW! :SMELLY:
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
This is good! When I'm in a hurry, I buy sauce..but usually make my own & freeze away in portions.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
YUM! I'll be adding this to next week's dinners!
syako syako 8 years
I've been wanting to make this since I saw it in the magazine. Is it tasty?
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