I have a fondness for food that can be made in no time, yet taste and appear like I slaved in the kitchen for hours. This recipe has THREE ingredients and the only thing I added was frying the meatballs to cut down on the grease.
About 15 minutes to prep, an hour to cook.
- 1 x 32(-ish) oz bag of ‘homestyle’ meatballs. Cheap pre-cooked store-brand.
- 1 x 8 oz container of sour cream.
- 1 x 12 oz jar of Heinz Homestyle gravy, “savory beef” flavor.
Mix the gravy and sour cream in the crockpot to a homogeneous goop, add meatballs and cook on LOW for an hour or two.
I found that the cheap meatballs tend to have a lot of grease in them, and I like my meatballs to have a little texture to them, so I fry them up first. That gives them a little crust and allows me to drain off the grease.
THEN I add them to the goop in the crockpot.
Serve over mashed potatoes.
Easy AF mashed potatoes – boil potatoes 20 minutes, mash with a stick of butter, a good pinch of fresh ground nutmeg and a cup or two of milk. Mash until smooth, BUT NOT TOO MUCH or it turns to glue.
The amount of milk and butter depends on how many potatoes. I have a pot that when filled with quartered potatoes requires two sticks of butter and almost 2 cups of milk, salt & pepper to taste. but it’s good for 5-6 people (or lots of leftovers).