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Frozen meatballs in the crockpot?

I have a bag of frozen "Italian" meatballs. Would it be possible to put them in the crockpot with some kind of sauce and heat them up that way?

And can someone recommend an appropriate sauce, please? :)

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mutter_may_i
Sep. 8th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
This is one of the main ways I feed my toddler twins (meatballs are one of the few food they eat and I sure as heck don't have a lot of time for cooking). I just put the meatballs in the crock, frozen, then pour standard jarred pasta sauce over them, put the crockpot on low for a couple of hours, and voila, meatballs are heated through.
gefiltebitch
Sep. 8th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
i know someone who used to make them in a sauce made from 1 jar of grape jelly and 1 bottle of chili sauce mixed together. sounds weird, but it's so yummy! no reason you can't do it from frozen.
reprobayt
Sep. 8th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
I have made this sauce...it sounds strange but it tastes fantastic.
angelsmom
Sep. 8th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
I'll second this one. My friend makes little cocktail weenies with this sauce in the crock and they go FAST!!

Oh, and I do frozen meatballs in the crock w/Jack Daniels BBQ sauce. Yumma!
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angelsmom
Sep. 10th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Ooo...that sounds interesting. I'll have to give that a try...thanks!!
bureinato
Sep. 10th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
I did that for a party and they were a big hit. I don't like grape jelly so I used current instead, so whatever you like will work.
giglet
Sep. 8th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh absolutely! Just add some tomato sauce and you're all set!
annimal
Sep. 8th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
I always use these with spaghetti sauce and make meatball subs. : ) They work fine in there on low all day!! :)
aimeegomeow
Sep. 8th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Yes. I prefer to let mine defrost in the fridge overnight first, but you can just go at it like that too. We had them at a NYE party last year.
aimeegomeow
Sep. 8th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
And they were in Cattleman's bbq sauce. :X
ex_debgirl0
Sep. 8th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
packet of prepared brown gravy.

serve on egg noodles.
yoko
Sep. 8th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
We do ours with any of the following depending on mood: cream of mushroom soup, marinara sauce, bbq sauce, sweet & sour sauce, tereyaki.

Enjoy! :)
chaotic_theory
Sep. 9th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
I love to cook mine in BBQ sauce. And then served over rice.
canuckgirl
Sep. 9th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
Just BBQ sauce? No diluting it?

I like the rice idea, too. :)
chaotic_theory
Sep. 9th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
I've never diltued mine, but then again now that I think about it, the kind of sauce I buy is relatively thin to begin with.

If you felt the sauce was getting a little thick I'm sure you could thin it out just fine. Wouldn't change the taste.
sionainn
Sep. 9th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Here is something that sounds weird but tastes so good that my friend who used to own a catering business served her meatballs this way all the time.

* One package "Italian" style frozen meatballs
* One jug Yoshida's original teriyaki sauce, undiluted

Cover the meatballs in the sauce and crock it for a couple hours on low. The longer the meatballs soak up the Yoshida's the better! The "Italian" and "teriyaki" flavors meld to make this amazing tasting morsel.

We serve this as an appetizer at our annual Talk Like A Pirates of the Carribean party and everyone RAVES about them... little do they know how easy it was!
mama2jack
Sep. 12th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that Yoshida's teriyaki sauce. I sampled some at Sam's one day and bought a gigantic bottle of it. It's delicious.
shari_bear
Sep. 13th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
I love the Vodka Marinara from Trader Joes. Mix it with the meatballs, throw in the crock pot and put it on pasta or toast some buns for meatball subs.
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