Saturday, September 10, 2011

Meatball Sliders

It's football season......not that it means anything in this household.....but, to most of you, it means LOTS of food and parties!  This would be a GREAT addition to your party!  These little guys are super duper easy to make and extremely tasty!  You can eat them as sliders, or just put out some toothpicks and let everyone grab a couple on their own!

The night before I made these, I put out my 2 can goods, 2 seasonings and pulled the bag of frozen meatballs out of the deep freezer and into our regular freezer.  In the morning, it took me less than 3 minutes to assemble this!  You will LOVE how easy this is!  You will also love how good these taste!

You might notice in the picture below, my provolone cheese is cut into flower shapes!  Yes, I'm a pretty cool mom!  LOL  I thought it would be more fun to make our cheese into a shape, so I let my daughter choose from the cookie cutters....and that's how the flower cheese came to be!

We used Turkey Meatballs, but you could use whatever kind of meatballs you wish!  I will tell you, i'm not a huge fan of pre-made meatballs.  This would have been WAY better with homemade meatballs!  But, being the busy mom I am, time did not allow!!!!

On another note, these were a bit too spicy for my daughter.  She ate them, but did not want to do leftovers with me today :(  You can use regular canned tomatoes instead of the chili ready tomatoes to fix that problem if you have little ones too (or if you have a sensitive palette yourself!)

If you have the time when you get home, toast the buns and melt the cheese!  We just wanted to eat, LOL!

Meatball Sliders

1 32oz. bag frozen meatballs (we used Turkey Meatballs, but use whatever you wish!)
1 14.5oz. can diced chili ready tomatoes
1 15oz. can tomato sauce
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. dry chopped parsley
Provolone cheese and slider buns

In your slow cooker insert, dump your frozen meatballs

Pour the tomatoes and tomato sauce over the top and sprinkle the garlic powder and parsley on top as well.

Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
Serve on slider buns with provolone cheese slices.
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  1. I just signed up to bring a crockpot of meatballs & sauce to my daughter's soccer-team pasta party. And NOW, thanks to this post, I know just how long to let that crock cook when starting with frozen meatballs :) Thanks for the help--just made things a little easier for me on that day!

  2. I'm glad I could help! They can cook longer too! Mine were on warm for a few hours before I got home (thanks to the programmable slow cooker!) and they were just fine!