Crock Pot Party Meatballs

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Here is a Crock Pot Party Meatballs recipe that is so fast and easy you will be surprised at how quickly they will come together. This meatballs recipe is made from scratch and cooked in a crock pot, which ensures that the flavors will beautifully come together because of the time they spend in the crock pot slowing simmering and cooking. Yum. Once the meatballs are cooked, then a sauce of contrasting sweet and tangy flavors is basted over the meatballs, and you are ready for a party. Well, or maybe ready for just a gathering of family and friends; or, well, why not? Just the family on a weekend night when they need something yummy as you all watch your favorite shows on the television.

This meatballs recipe is quite easy to pull together, and includes a combination of meat that is important to the taste and texture of the meatballs recipe. So be sure to use both pork and beef in the crock pot recipe. Pork offers a sweet flavor that smooths out and lightens up the taste of beef, which can be quite strong. Pork also tenderizes the meat, so that it has a slightly lighter bite than if you made this meatballs recipe with only beef. Beef is still great tasting, of course, and so we keep it in with the pork. As well, pork on its own can be quite strong. Together, the pork and beef balance each other out well. The meatballs recipe calls for lean beef, which is fine; however, you could use a higher fat beef and simply drain the oil once the meat has cooked. One advantage of a higher fat beef is that the fat contributes great flavor, but still gets cooked out of the meat, so you have a lean product. You can decide.

This recipe for crock pot party meatballs comes together so well in no small part due to the use of the crock pot to cook them. The crock pot is a great piece of kitchen equipment that makes cooking a real dream. It is especially good for beef, chicken, fish and pork as well as other meats. The slow cooking approach, combined with the sealing of the moisture from the meat or fish or chicken inside the crock pot as the food cooks ensures a moist outcome. As well, it is practically impossible to burn anything with a crock pot, which makes cooking a pleasure, too. And you do not need to buy a fancy crock pot, or spend a lot of money. You can even go to the second hand store to buy this tool for your kitchen. A simple round pot is cheap and easy.

Nutrition Facts for: Crock Pot Party Meatballs from The Country Cook..
Ingredients: Lean ground beef, ground pork, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire Sauce, chili sauce, hot pepper jelly.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 26 servings. Per Serving: Calories 128, Calories from Fat 22, Total Fat 2.4g 4%, Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%, Cholesterol 41mg 14%, Sodium 526mg 22%, Potassium 182mg 5%, Carbohydrates 15.7g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 11.4g, Protein 11.2g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 18%, Calcium 2%, Iron 22%

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