• Cheyenne Crennan

No Crock-Pot Frozen Meatballs

You know who needs frozen meatballs sometimes? Everyone.

There is no shame here. I am a working/mom/human and making meatballs, that are amazing, is not a quick process and if they are, I need your tips here. I am sort of a perfectionist in the kitchen and if the handmade meatballs aren't leaving me wanting to eat them everyday... you know the rest.

These meatballs are simple, cook themselves and you don't need to worry about a "This is Us" crock-pot, meatball fire situation, which I would like to say, I worried about long before it was a tv thing.

Dutch oven (stop laughing) or a large pot on lowwwwww heat. Low and slow. And seasoning, sauce and a spoon to stir, a little water and these meatballs are going to melt in your mouth.

What you need:

1 bag of frozen meatballs

your favorite sauce or my favorite sauce

garlic powder

onion powder

italian seasoning

dried thyme

salt + pepper beef bouillon cube


a dutch oven or a large pot

What to do:

  1. Add all the meatballs to the dutch oven/pot, and pour half of the sauce onto the meatballs, with half the seasoning, and a half jar of water or 1 CUP if you are making homemade sauce

  2. Stir it all together, then cover and heat on LOW for 1 hour, go do laundry

  3. Check on the them and stir occasionally, every 20 minutes or so and be sure to re-cover

  4. If when you go to stir they seem to stick even a little to the pan, stir again and temporarily remove from heat, leaving the pot covered, return to heat in a minute or so. Cooking will take around an hour total

  5. I suggest a dutch oven because it holds the heat better than a pot with a lid, but I've used the large pot and lid and it works just as well, maybe takes a little longer to cook and I would recommend being a little quicker with preparing the rest of the meal if you go this direction

  6. Half way through you will notice most of the sauce and water absorbed, add the rest of the sauce and seasoning

  7. Stir well and allow to cook the rest of the hour while preparing the rest of the meal

  8. Enjoy, xo

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