Saturday, December 17, 2011

sweet & tangy meatballs

I've been making this recipe for probably 15 years...at least. And it's so darn easy you won't even believe it. 

4 ingredients. 

That's it. 

Oh, and a crock pot. And a whisk :)

They're perfect for pot-lucks because there's virtually no prep time. Oh sure, you could make the meatballs from scratch. And I do with my other meatball recipe that I make on Christmas Eve. But this recipe...just stick with the frozen kind. It works just fine.

Place the frozen meatballs in your crock pot. Mix together 1-36 ounce bottle of ketchup, 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce and 3/4 cup packed brown sugar. Pour mixture over the meatballs & stir gently to coat. Then set the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours. 

That's it. 

Seriously

Told ya it was easy!

Now, don't overcook them or the meatballs will start to fall apart. Usually I'll pop them in the crock pot a few hours before I'm going to have company, then turn it off just before serving. Crock pots temps vary, so you may need to cook yours a little shorter or longer.

I made these for our Christmas party at mom's group last week. I knew I didn't have a ton of time to get them cooked in the morning so I thawed the meatballs the day before. Then I cooked them on high for the first hour & a half, then on low for another hour & they were good to go.

Since there weren't too many left from the party I made more the next day for dinner :)
My kids devoured them. Even the picky kid asked for seconds :)
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2 comments:

Paula said...

I love an easy, tasty recipe like this. We would enjoy this for a party or for a meal.

I hope you enjoynthis last week before the big day!

Chelle said...

I do something similar but I am even lazier about it..I use a barbecue sauce..Diana's original...ymm!

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