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Florentine Meatballs


This recipe for meatballs is easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. The meatballs are made with ground beef, spinach, and a variety of seasonings.


  • 1 (10 ounces) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and moisture squeezed out
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 slices bread, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, grated or finely minced
  • flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


Beat eggs and mix with bread, parsley, cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic. Add meat, spinach and onion, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch meatballs, roll in flour and brown in skillet in hot olive oil. Remove meatballs, and in the same pan add the beef broth and wine. Boil until reduced about 1/2. Add oregano. Put meatballs in the slow cooker and pour sauce over them.
Cook for 2 to 4 hours on low.


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