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Easy Slow Cooker Moroccan Meatballs Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Moroccan Meatballs Recipe

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How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Moroccan Meatballs

Grab a bite of these savory and tender Moroccan meatballs, baked in a paprika-spiced tomato sauce, for a juicy and belly-filling meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes



For Sauce:

  • 1onion,chopped
  • 14ozdiced tomatoes,no salt added
  • tspsweet paprika
  • tspcumin
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tsphot paprika
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ½cupgreen olives,chopped

For Meatballs:

  • 1lbground beef,93% lean
  • ½cuponion,finely diced
  • 2tsppaprika
  • tspcumin
  • ½tspcinnamon
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ¼tsphot paprika
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped, divided
  • brown rice,or cauliflower rice, cooked, for serving, optional



  1. Place the onions in a bowl and microwave about 2 minutes to sweat them out.

  2. Add the diced tomatoes, sweet paprika, cumin, salt, hot paprika, black pepper, and green olives, to the slow cooker, then stir to combine.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onion paprika, cumin, cinnamon, salt, black pepper, hot paprika, parsley, and cilantro, leaving 2 tablespoons of cilantro for garnish.

  2. Gently form into 20 small meatballs.

  3. Place the meatballs on top of the sauce, cover and cook Low 4 to 6 hours or High 2 to 3 hours.

  4. Top with the remaining the 2 tablespoons of cilantro. Serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Form the meatballs with gentle hands as they get tough while cooking if packed tight.


  • Calories: 361.39kcal
  • Fat: 25.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.04g
  • Trans Fat: 1.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.42g
  • Fiber: 4.61g
  • Sugar: 5.11g
  • Protein: 21.72g
  • Cholesterol: 80.51mg
  • Sodium: 666.02mg
  • Calcium: 100.97mg
  • Potassium: 681.70mg
  • Iron: 4.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 100.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.25mg
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