If you’re looking for a deliciously filling and easy weeknight supper, this crockpot Salisbury steak meatballs recipe is for you. It’s slow-cooked in a creamy mushroom gravy sauce and served with pasta.
If you’re a Salisbury steak fan, you’re going to love this slow cooker Salisbury steak meatball recipe. It’s one of my favorite dishes because it’s so simple and easy to make, using minimal ingredients. All you need is a bag of frozen meatballs, milk, a can of cream of mushroom soup, onion, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Now the instructions are as easy as they come: dump and go! When you come home from work, you just need to cook your favorite pasta, and supper is served.
Frozen meatballs are one of the best shortcuts out there and I love to toss a bag in my slow cooker with some sauce ingredients for a quick supper that doubles as a snack throughout the day. This recipe is one my husband and I particularly enjoy because we have enough leftovers for a few lunches throughout the week. If you don’t need as many, just use a small bag of meatballs, but leftovers freeze well, too!
Alright, who’s ready to make a super easy slow cooker weeknight meal?
- Black pepper (this is essential, in my opinion).
- Cream of mushroom soup (2 cans for the whole bag or 1 for half of the bag or a smaller bag).
- Frozen ground beef or ground turkey meatballs
- Sliced onion
- Worcestershire sauce (as essential as the black pepper in my mind).
How to Make Salisbury Steak Meatballs in the Crockpot
Using the recipe below, stir together the cream soup, milk, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
Place meatballs in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker.
Pour sauce over the frozen meatballs and top with onions.
Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours, stirring at least once to help the onions cook.
Serve meatballs over freshly cooked egg noodles (or ) with a garnish of chopped dried or fresh parsley, and enjoy this simple satisfying meal!
Store meatball leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They easily reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating as above.
- If you prefer, you can use homemade cream of chicken soup instead.
- For more mushroom flavor, add a cup of sliced mushrooms to the slow cooker. You can use baby portobello mushrooms, white button mushrooms, or baby Bellas.
- Another way to add more flavor is to include 1 tablespoon of tomato paste in the sauce.
What is Salisbury steak?
If you didn’t know, Salisbury steak is a popular American comfort food dish that involves a Salisbury steak served with mushroom gravy or brown sauce.
What do you serve with Salisbury steak meatballs?
Besides serving your Salisbury meatballs on a bed of rice or pasta (whether that’s egg noodles, spaghetti, or penne pasta), another delicious option is serving them with mashed potatoes or . You can also add some vegetables as a side dish, like fresh green beans, glazed carrots, or roasted asparagus.
You may also like these other easy slow cooker recipes:
- 2-3 pounds fully cooked frozen beef or turkey meatballs
- 1- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 teaspoons black pepper*
- 1 sliced onion
- In a small bowl, stir together the cream soup, milk, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.1- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1-2 teaspoons black pepper*
- Place meatballs in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker. Pour sauce over the meatballs and top with sliced onions. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4, stirring at least once to help the onions cook.2-3 pounds fully cooked frozen beef or turkey meatballs, 1 sliced onion
**If making a smaller amount, use one can of soup but leave all other ingredients the same.
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