Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs

Have you ever had a dinner that tasted like a warm, flavorful hug? If not, let me introduce you to our Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs recipe. This recipe starts with tender meatballs, whether you opt for convenient frozen ones or your special homemade meatballs, gently simmering away in a rich brown gravy, absorbing all those scrumptious flavors while you simply sit back and relax. Yes, that’s the beauty of crockpot meatballs – minimal effort, maximum flavor!

Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs on a plate

All you have to do is throw a handful of simple ingredients into your trusty slow cooker, and when dinner time rolls around? A delicious meal, with meatballs boasting a beautiful, tender texture, bathed in a luscious gravy, awaits to be devoured, perhaps atop a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes or alongside some perfectly cooked egg noodles. 

Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs being scooped up with a spoon

Whether you’re serving it up with vibrant green beans, or perhaps alongside a hearty portion of mashed potatoes, this slow cooker Salisbury steak meatballs recipe is not just a meal; it’s a heartwarming experience that brings comfort and joy to the table that the whole family will love.

Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs on a plate with mashed potatoes

Frozen Meatballs: offering convenience and saving time. But feel free to your use your favorite meatball recipe.

Mushrooms: They complement the meatballs and provide additional savory notes to the gravy.

Minced Dried Onions: These adds a layer of aromatic sweetness without the moisture of fresh onions, maintaining the consistency of the gravy.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder offers a mellow, aromatic garlic flavor without the need for fresh garlic.

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Dry Brown Gravy Mix: This simplifies the process of making a flavorful gravy, ensuring consistency and ease in preparation.

Salt and Pepper: Add to taste if you like more or less.

Can I use homemade meatballs instead of frozen meatballs?

Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite meatball recipe, just ensure they are fully cooked before placing meatballs into the slow cooker.

How can I store leftover Salisbury meatballs?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and pop them in the fridge. They’ll be good to enjoy for up to 4 days!

Can I cook the meatballs on low heat for longer?

Yes, slow cooker meatballs can generally be cooked on low heat for 6-8 hours if you prefer a longer cooking time.

What can I serve with the crockpot Salisbury steak meatballs recipe?

Classic pairings include mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Don’t forget your veggies – green beans or peas work wonderfully!

Can I add Worcestershire sauce to the gravy for extra flavor?

Absolutely, a dash of Worcestershire sauce can add a lovely depth to your rich brown gravy.

How can I thicken the gravy if it’s too thin after cooking?

Simply mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a little cold water in a small bowl, then stir it into the gravy. Let it cook for an additional 15-20 minutes in the slow cooker to thicken up.

Can I freeze the leftover Salisbury meatballs?

Yes, ensure they are cooled completely, then store in an airtight container and freeze. They should keep well for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes:

Cooked in a 6qt Crockpot.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

If you find your sauce is too runny, uncover the crockpot and cook for another 15-25 minutes on high, stirring occasionally.

Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs

  1. Add meatballs, mushrooms, minced onion, garlic powder to the bottom of a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.ingredients for Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs in slow cooker
  2. Whisk the gravy mix packages with the water until no lumps remain and pour into the slow cooker.
  3. Stir and cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours, or high for 2-3 hours. Once the meatballs have finished cooking adjust salt and pepper, to taste.Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs in a slow cooker
  4. Serve immediately over mashed potatoes or keep on warm until ready to serve, enjoy!Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs on a plate with mashed potatoes
5 from 10 votes

Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs

Have you ever had a dinner that tasted like a warm, flavorful hug? If not, let me introduce you to our Slow Cooker Salisbury Meatballs recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 32 oz package frozen meatballs
  • 8 oz package baby bella or button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 packages dry brown gravy mix
  • 1 ¾ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional* fresh minced parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Add meatballs, mushrooms, minced onion, garlic powder to the bottom of a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.
  • Whisk the gravy mix packages with the water until no lumps remain and pour into the slow cooker.
  • Stir and cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours, or high for 2-3 hours. Once the meatballs have finished cooking adjust salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately over mashed potatoes or keep on warm until ready to serve, enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg

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6 Comments

  1. Justine Nelson says:

    I’m making this for supper tonight. I think I’m going to serve it over egg noodles instead, though, just for the heck of it.

  2. I do not eat store bought meatballs… can I make my own and add raw chop meat to this.

    1. If you are going to use homemade meatballs, I would cook them most of the way through first and then add them in.

  3. Do I used fully cooked frozen meatballs? I would love to try this recipe

    1. Yes, that is what I used for this recipe.

    2. 5 stars
      Thank you.