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Crockpot Meatball Sliders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins

Crockpot Meatball Sliders, a great appetizer for every occasion. The Italian-style meatballs are cooked in a rich tomato sauce with herbs and parmesan, and topped with more cheese. All this goodness is then sandwiched between some delicious buns. Pure perfection! Why not have them for Game Day?

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: game day food
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the meatballs
  • 250 g lean ground beef (1/2 lb)
  • 1/2 onion, grated or minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
For the tomato sauce
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes 400 g, 13 oz (or any other sauce of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
To assemble the sliders
  • 4 buns
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  1. Add the chopped tomatoes to the slow cooker together with the parmesan, seasoning, parmesan and bay leaves.

  2. To make the meatballs, mix the ground beef with minced onion, garlic, parmesan and seasoning.

  3. Shape into balls, and add them to the slow cooker too.

  4. Cook on high for 3.5-4 hours, or on low for 7-8 hours.

  5. Once the meatballs and sauce are ready, cut the buns in half horizontally, but not all the way through, divide the meatballs and sauce, top with grated cheese, and place under the grill for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.

  6. Alternatively, you can place the in the oven, or just enjoy them without grilling/baking.

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Meatball Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 898mg37%
Potassium 443mg13%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 262IU5%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 194mg19%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.