Slow-Cooker Italian Meatballs

Photo: Sean Farrell

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Less Messy, Just-as-Tasty Meatballs
If you love meatballs but are put off by frying them entirely on the stove, try cooking them in the slow cooker; it keeps them moist and flavorful, but you won't have to stand over a frying pan of sputtering, hot oil for 20 minutes (you just brown them quickly, and then toss them into the Crock-Pot). You can make these, which come from Katie Farrell's cookbook, Dashing Dish: 100 Simple and Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating, with ground turkey or beef; they also contain a half-cup of old-fashioned oats, which is a trick gluten-free cooks use to avoid bread crumbs (both ingredients help bind all the other components together).

Get the recipe: Slow-Cooker Italian Meatballs