Farmer's Daughter

Although 20+ years removed from the farm, farmer's daughter is still a title I enjoy.
Growing up on a farm taught me many invaluable lessons, two of those being frugality and creativity.
Now as a wife and a mom, I love to put into practice what I learned growing up as a
Farmer's Daughter.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Easy, Yummy Crock Pot Meatballs

This is a no-fail recipe. Simple and to the point.

One day last summer Joel was life guarding and his friend, Colin, was sitting with him. I made these meatballs and put them on a bed of rice in two small Tupperware containers and took them to the boys for lunch.

Colin wanted me to adopt him.

1 pkg. frozen homestyle meatballs (80 count)
1 jar ChiChi's Original Mild Salsa
1 jar apricot preserves

Mix all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until meatballs are thoroughly heated.

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Brian Ashmore said...

This sounds like a good combo with the sweet and the spicy. We do this sort of thing on rice sometimes with a good barbecue sauce. We just dump the meatballs and sauce in the crock pot and let it do it's thing.

Me said...

My kids love BBQ sauce. They were in love with Cattleman's for a while but now prefer Sweet Baby Ray's.

When eating chicken nuggets, Joel consumes more sauce than nuggets!

Brian Ashmore said...

BBQ sauce is a favorite around here, too. We also like Sweet Baby Ray's sauce! We do a Barbecue Chicken Pizza that you guys might like. It's one of our favorite things to make.

Jen makes pizza crust dough from scratch but a Pillsbury pizza dough works well, too, and we've used it from time to time.

We saute chicken chunks in a pan using olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. We usually cook the chicken until it's browned.

We pre-bake the pizza crust for a few minutes and then add the toppings...

1-Barbecue Sauce (We use Bullseye Original. Any sauce would work, of course. We should try SBR sauce next time.)

2-Grated Mozzarella Cheese

3-Bacon - 5 or 6 slices cooked crisp and crumbled into bits all over the pizza

4-Pineapple bits

5-Chunks of the cooked chicken (usually cut into half inch squarish chunks)

...and then a little more cheese to "seal" the ingredients a bit.

Bake at 400 degrees until cheese starts to bubble and brown.

This is one of those "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts" things. We love it!

Me said...

That sounds awesome! We will definitely being trying this. BBQ or Hawaiian pizza is one of my favorites when we go out.
Never thought of making it at home - but now I will!
Thanks for the recipe!