the easiest crock pot meatballs

As LO gets more and more mobile and OH and I both work and keep the apartment out of disarray, I have been relying more and more on my crock pot. Slow cooking is probably the best thing ever for me, with a mobile child. I’ve slow roasted a whole chicken in it before.
I love meatballs – they go great with rice, on kaiser rolls, even just as a finger food at a party! I have several easy peasy dishes, the one I am sharing this week costs about $10 and is served on rice or on buns.
What you need;

  • Box of frozen meatballs – I used chicken meatballs from Walmart (60 count) for $8.00
  • BBQ Sauce – I had Diana Chicken & Rib for $1.25
  • 1 Bell pepper – I used a green pepper as they were on sale for $0.88/lb
  • 1/2 a Sweet onion – you can really use any onion, again used this because they were on sale for $2.77 for a 3lb bag

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I crudely chopped up the onion and the green pepper and put them aside.

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I then poured a little bit of the Diana Sauce into the bottom of the crock pot like so.

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I added the meatballs, poured about 1/2 the bottle of Diana sauce on top and added the chopped veggies.

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Putting the crock pot on low, I had 3 1/2 hours to play with LO and make some fancy baby hats.

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She likes her ball pool

This is what our dinner looked like that evening (minus the side fresh veggie platter). Even LO ate some cut up meatballs!

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This lasted us quite awhile. OH had it for lunch 3 times and once for dinner and I packed some away in the freezer for a day when I don’t want to cook a meal.

Yes, I could’ve shoved this in the oven for about 1/3 of the time, but having a mobile child who gets more and more mobile each day, I have less time to sit and watch the oven. The crock pot is an easier way for me to manage time around LO.

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