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Slow-Cooker Spanish Manchego Pork Meatballs

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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No need to brown these meatballs or cook this sauce before throwing in the slow cooker – the meatballs and sauce go in raw, and come out succulent and beautiful. Recipe by
Created May 11, 2017
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  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Manchego cheese (6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1
    Spray 3-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix tomato sauce, vinegar, honey and 1/2 teaspoon of the smoked paprika.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix remaining 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, the pork, 1 cup of the cheese, the bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the green onions, the milk, egg and salt. Shape into about 24 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs; add to bowl with sauce, and gently stir to coat meatballs in sauce. Gently pour meatball mixture into slow cooker.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in centre of meatball reads 165°F; stir. Serve meatballs with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup green onions.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Meatballs can be formed and sauce stirred together up to 4 hours in advance. Cover meatballs and sauce separately, and refrigerate until ready to add to slow cooker.
  • Tip 2
    While these meatballs are a perfect appetizer, leftover meatballs and sauce make a great topping for pasta.

Nutrition Information

170 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 11g Protein, 9g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 servings (2 meatballs each)
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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