Pat’s Italian Meatballs
My co-workers love Meatballs. I make them periodically in the office in a crock-pot for them. The fun thing about meatballs is that you can change them up and get a completely different flavor. You can put them over pasta, over subs, over toast, eat them by themselves with sides, and they list goes on and on.
I thought that I would make them last night for Sunday Supper. Sunday Suppers are good for good ‘ole southern comfort food meals. I made Italian Style and served with black-eyed peas and crinkle oven fries.
You can find great options for Meatballs at your local supermarket. There are gluten free options as well as a variety of base choices. When making them Italian Meatball Recipe I go with the Italian Meatballs by Cooked Perfect Italian Meatballs.
The Cooked Perfect Brand are delicious and offer all-natural choices as well as gluten free. You take them right from the freezer into the crock-pot and let them simmer on medium/high and they are done in about three and a half hours. At work, I put them on at 8:00 and they are ready for lunch served at 11:30. For dinner, I put them on at 2:30 and they were ready by dinner at 6:00.
1 pkg of the Cooked Perfect Italian Meatballs (I use the 24 count – which gives you larger meatballs)
1 jar – Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce
Lowry’s Garlic Pepper
¼ cup sugar – (I add to take out the tart taste of the tomatoes plus gives them a sweet savory flavor)
¼ Cup of Stella Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Parsley Flakes for garnishment
¼ cup water
Place Frozen Meatballs in Crock-Pot
Add Salt/Pepper and I use generations amount of Lowry’s Garlic Pepper (5-6 good sprinkles over each)
Pour entire jar of Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce over Meatballs
Add ¼ cup water and stir
Let meatballs simmer on high for about 2 hours. Stir periodically if you can. Add in the ¼ cup of sugar and stir in.
Add in the ¼ cup of Stella Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Garnish with parsley flakes and serve
P.S. I add more Lowry's Garlic Pepper to mine right before I serve.
NOTE: If you are serving them on subs – Add 3-4 meatballs on Sub Bread
Top with Kraft Shredded Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese
Place in oven at 350 degrees for approx. 10 minutes
Delicious either way.