Slow-Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 4 h 6
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Meatballs
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1 cup Barbecue sauce
1 medium stalk(s) Celery (chopped)
1 large Egg (lightly beaten)
454 gm Ground turkey, extra lean
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/2 cup Oats, dry (rolled oats (not instant))
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 small Yellow onion (finely chopped)


Over medium-high heat, warm olive oil in a small skillet. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Transfer mixture to a small bowl and let cool.

Place turkey in a large bowl. Add onion mixture, egg and oats. Gently blend the ingredients using your hands. Once blended, scoop out portions of the turkey mixture to form 20 meatballs around 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Pour a small amount of barbecue sauce over bottom of slow cooker. Add meatballs, top with remaining sauce. Pour in 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on high until meatballs are cooked through, 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Best served with pasta and steamed vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 260
Calories from fat 71
Calories from saturated fat 13.4
Total Fat 7.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 501 mg
Potassium 413 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 14.3 g
Protein 21.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.6
Meat 0.8
Vegetables 0.3

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