1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup uncooked minute rice
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cans (8 oz. each) tomato sauce
1 can (14.2 ounces) diced tomatoes
Mix ground beef, rice, onions and seasonings.
With hands, shape into small meatballs and fry in a large skillet in oil, turning frequently until browned lightly on all sides
Transfer to crock pot. Add tomato sauce.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours.