Slow Cooker Meatballs and Gravy

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • ½ bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • ½ cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • ½ bunch green onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Mix seasoning blend together and set aside.
  2. Place broth in large container and season with 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend, set aside.
  3. In a large skillet add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  4. Add bell peppers, onions, celery, and parsley, season with 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  6. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
  7. Add half of the mixture to the bottom of a greased slow cooker.
  8. Place the other half of the veggie mixture into a large bowl.
  9. Add meat, eggs, remaining seasonings, and crackers to the veggie mixture and mix well.
  10. Form into golf ball sized meatballs and place in slow cooker.
  11. Cover meatballs carefully with 2 cups of the beef broth.
  12. Cook covered on high for 3 hours.
  13. Add cornstarch to remaining cup of beef broth, whisk well to remove clumps.
  14. Pour broth over meatballs, mix well, cook meatballs 1 hour more.
  15. Serve with hot rice and cornbread.
  16. If you prefer thinner gravy add more broth.


  • Serving Size: 4
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