Thursday, February 28, 2013

Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs

When it comes to cooking, I really dislike it. I am not someone who likes to spend hours in the kitchen. If it is not easy cooking, easy clean up, or easy on the time, I want nothing to do with it. However, I want to eat real food and not something out of a cardboard box. I am sure my family would much rather have real food too.

I found this recipe from the Six Sisters Stuff blog and thought I would give it a try. This was so good and it is easy to do.  It is kid friendly since my six year old ate all of the meatballs. You throw everything in the slow cooker and forget about it for a few hours. I did make some of my own adjustments which I noted in the parentheses.

Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs
Photo Source: Creative Mess

2 Can of 14 oz cranberries jellied sauce 
(I added an extra can of whole cranberries, because I love cranberries)

1 40 ounces of BBQ sauce or 2 20 ounces of BBQ sauce
(I used Sweet Baby Rays, one bottle was regular BBQ and the other was sweet n spicy)

24 ounces of frozen meatballs
(I used the already made pre-cooked beef meatballs from the freezer aisle, however you could make your own or even use turkey rather than beef.)


Put in the frozen meatballs, BBQ sauce, and cranberries sauce in a crock pot. Make sure you stir so that the meatballs are well coated.

Cook 2 - 5 hours on low. 

Serve over rice and a side of vegetable. 
(I used the Success brown rice and it was very good, not to mention easy to make. I served broccoli along with it.)

Serves 8
Makes great left overs for the next day! I think I am going to make some mashed potatoes instead of rice for the left overs. It sounds good.

Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs
Photo Source: Creative Mess

You can find the original recipe here by Six Sisters Stuff.

Also, I just finished doing their freezer meals for the slow cooker to make putting together a meal easy. I made 18 meals, all for around $130! 


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