Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Meatball Massacre

Last night's dinner was a total disaster! I got a new cookbook for slowcookers and I was so excited. It's from Rival and it was written for my particular slowcooker which had me really hopeful that it would have some great recipes that would work in our Crockpot. After searching through the book, I found a recipe for meatball sandwiches that seemed perfect. It was just meatballs (made with ground beef, egg and breadcrumb) covered in a 1lb 10oz jar of pasta sauce. The instructions said to cook for 8-10 hrs on low. I put everything in the pot, set it on low for 9 hours and went to work.

Tim and I met at the gym after work and I asked him how the meatballs were doing and if the house smelled good. He told me that the house smelled really good, he hadn't lifted the lid on the meat but he was really excited for dinner. I walked into the house just ahead of him, took the lid off the Crockpot and said "So, how about pizza?"

This is what the horrible mess looked like after I tried to stir it up a bit. The sauce had completely dried out and the tops of the meatballs were all black and dry. I was suspicious when I started the meal since the sauce barely covered the meatballs, but I thought 'hey, the cookbook wouldn't steer me wrong, would it?' Yeah...
On a positive note, the pizza was delicious!


  1. ::Chuckles:: I'm so sorry dinner didn't turn out. I always hate it when that happens, but at least you tried and learned. Glad the pizza turned out yummy! lol

  2. Hahaha, oh noes! The only meatballs I make in a slow cooker are a bag of frozen meatballs from Sam's and enough chili sauce and grape jelly to cover them all. If the meatballs are frozen, it takes about 3 hours on my high setting. If they're thawed it takes about 2!

  3. Thanks for the advice, Sulf, but I think it'll be awhile before I put meatballs in a crockpot. LOL I'm going to have to go back to making them the old fashioned way.