Friday, May 28, 2010

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti

Making meatballs.

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti is so simple and so delicious. Not only did Audrey eat it but her (picky) Papa enjoyed it as well. This is from my already in regular rotation, new copy of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook. I highly recommend this book for it's simple and tasty meals. Nothing is fancy as each full meal only cost $5. She pairs side dishes with each meal so you could follow her lead and not have to plan a thing. We made tonight's meal on the stove as we did not start it in time to slow cook it.

  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 lb ground meat
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb spaghetti
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, and seasonings. Form the meat into 1-inch meatballs, using your hands or an ice cream scoop (we like a cookie scoop, smaller). Place the meatballs in the bottom of the slow cooker insert. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the meatballs. Set the slow cooker on high, and cook the meatballs and sauce for four hours. In a large pot, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta. 

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Crack the egg
  2. Make breadcrumbs
  3. Add the ingredients
  4. Mix
  5. Form meatballs
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Help mix
  3. Place meatballs in insert and pour sauce over
  4. Cook
This was so easy. We were even able to make dinner with Audrey's little sister having a fit. It is not her fault, she has a tooth coming in and her gums are swollen. The point being that this is an easy meal. I added a little leftover frozen spinach and some fresh rosemary to the dish. I think it also might be nice with some rice or a bit of oatmeal mixed in for texture. I had a little extra meat and decided to bake a few meatballs in the oven as well. Trust me when I tell you they taste ten times better cooked in the sauce.

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