I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. After I shared the Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatball recipe a couple of weeks ago, I got a bunch of emails from folks asking for more recipes like that one. It really is the simple things, isn't it? We're all just looking for those weekday recipes that can feed our family, taste good and don't create a load of dirty dishes. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's nice to look and think about those pretty, fancy meals on Pinterest that include some sort of quinoa or kale or some other thing you'll have to bribe your family to try because, "I swear, this is SO good. You HAVE to try it. Seriously. So. Good. Ok fine, I'll let you have ice cream for dessert if you'll just eat this baked cauliflower that I swear tastes JUST like potatoes. No seriously, it really does." But when I'm not convincing my family how awesome spinach and cauliflower can be, we still gotta eat.
And grown folks and the little ones all love meatballs. I don't know what sort of magical power the meatball possesses. But you say the word "meatball", and suddenly, everyone is all in. The kale and quinoa go flying as they all make a run for the meatballs. I know, I know, "Quinoa and kale are SO good. No seriously, so good. Seriously. So. Good. Really, you have to try it. You may not have liked it before. But seriously. You have to try this recipe I found on Pinterest. It's like the best ever. My kids have no clue they are eating something healthy."
Mmm Hmm. At least, that's what we have to keep telling ourselves so we'll keep eating healthy. But we all know, we just want a meatball. For the love of all things holy, just give me meatballs! And I'm not going to feel bad about it. And yes, they are frozen meatballs. And ya know what? I'm not going to feel bad about that either. I made dinner for my family, it tastes darn good and we sat around and had an awesome chat at supper. With my frozen meatballs. We will call it a win because they ate some Steamfresh microwaveable green beans instead of baked cauliflower that totally tastes like potatoes. So this one is for you busy Moms and Dads. You can make dinner. You can take shortcuts some times. And you are still an awesome sauce parent! And you get cool points for the meatballs. We'll keep working on the kale and quinoa.
1 can cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup, low sodium
1 can beef broth, low sodium
1 packet dry onion soup mix
2 tbsp. A1 steak sauce
1 (2 lb.) bag frozen meatballs
1 (8 oz.) container sour cream (1 cup)
1 (16 oz.) package egg noodles
In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, mix undiluted soup with beef broth, onion soup mix and steak sauce. Stir well.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-5 hours.
When meatballs are ready, stir in sour cream.
At this time, put a pot of water on the oven to boil for your egg noodles (make according to package directions.) Drain noodles well when done.
Mix noodles and meatballs together.
Or serve meatballs on top of noodles.
Note: If I'm serving for a crowd, I will mix together and keep my crock pot on the 'warm' or 'buffet' setting. But when it's just my family, everyone can serve themselves and grab as many meatballs and sauce as they like.