Crock Pot Meatballs (21 Day Fix friendly)
1-1 1/3 lbs ground beef
1/3 cup minced onion
1 Tbs garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Handful of freshly chopped parsley
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup oats (gluten free if needed!)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 jar no-sugar added tomato sauce
1. If you have a food processor, I’d recommend blending up the oats so that they form more of a powder, but if you don’t have one, no big deal! Just leave them whole!
2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except the tomato sauce. Form the mixture into balls.
3. Pour some of the sauce on the bottom of the crock pot. Layer in the meatballs and pour the rest of the sauce over the top.
4. Cook on high for about 4 hours!
If you’re making some open faced meatball sandwiches like I did, just toast up a piece of whole wheat or gluten free bread, throw a few meatballs on top and sprinkle with some extra freshly grated parmesan (or mozzarella) cheese!
The 21 Day Fix serving would be 1/4 or 1/5 of the meatballs and would count as 1 red, 1/2 blue, and honestly the yellow is negligible once divided by all the servings, but you can count it as like 1/4 yellow haha…or you know, just don’t fill your yellow container ALL the way up with pasta.
Plus, 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce would be equal to 1/2 of a purple!