Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
ZESTY ITALIAN BBQ MEATBALLS
2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 eggs beaten
Combine all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl; mix well and form into approximately 40 meatballs. Place in a shallow baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, drain off fat, transfer meatballs to a slow cooker or crock pot.
1 1/2 cups favorite bottled bbq sauce
3/4 cup tomato paste
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water, as needed
1 tsp liquid smoke
Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl, mixing well. Pour sauce over the meatballs in the cooker.
Place lid on cooker and cook on low for 4 hours or on high 2 hours. Stir halfway through cooking time to baste all the meatballs.