Although I have struggled in the past with recipes involving meat, I was not ready to give up on trying to make myself better! I tried a super easy meatball recipe in the crockpot over the weekend and it only involved three ingredients. The first of course, was meatballs. I didn’t know what would be best, so I purchased a bag of frozen meatballs at the store which was what the original recipe called for. This made preparation extremely quick and simple but to be honest the smell of frozen meatballs when I opened the bag was gross. It was so bad that I questioned if the frozen meatballs had gone bad, which I wouldn’t have known anyway so I did some research and found this helpful article about how long you can keep meat in the freezer. Luckily, after adding them to the crockpot along with BBQ sauce and grape jelly, the whole house started to smell really good.
To make my meatballs into more of a meal, I made asparagus and garlic bread to serve with them. I think if I were to make meatballs again, I would want to either get french bread to make meatball subs, or follow a recipe for homemade meatballs to go over spaghetti. I found a recipe for slow cooker italian meatballs that sound like they could be really good served over noodles or on bread.
My friends really enjoyed the meatballs, especially after coming home from a night out at the bars. I personally liked the taste of the sauce but the texture of the meatballs bothered me. I think I should have looked into the best and worst frozen meatballs before trying this recipe.
Is there a brand of frozen meatballs that you would recommend, or it is better to prepare the meatballs yourself? I am always looking for time-saving suggestions when I’m in the kitchen!