More Crockpot Cooking...

I am still on my crockpot cooking spree.. and loving it! Yesterday Tobin and I were going into town in the afternoon. I put my dinner together in the morning in my two crockpots. The meatballs went into my big 6qt. crockpot and my mac and cheese went into my smaller one. When we got home later in the evening Leanne had added some applesauce and carrots w/ranch dip to the meal and were all ready to eat! And the mess of making the meal had been cleaned up long before we sat down, making kitchen clean-up a breeze as well. 


BBQ Crockpot Meatballs

Crystal Miller


2#’s hamburger

2 slices homemade wheat bread, cubed

2 eggs

½ small onion, chopped or amount to taste

½ to 1 teaspoon Spike or seasoning salt

salt and pepper, as desired



1 cup barbeque sauce, homemade preferred

1 cup peach jam, or apricot will also work


To make meatballs combine hamburger, bread cubes, eggs, onion, salt, pepper and seasoning salt. Form into small balls and put in an 11x15 pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a meatball cut in half is completely cooked through.


Prepare sauce by mixing together bbq sauce and jam. When I made this recipe I used my own homemade bbq sauce and my own homemade jam.. it was delicious!


After meatballs have cooked lift them out of the pan and place in crockpot. Pour sauce over them. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.




Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

Crystal Miller


2 ½ cups dry whole wheat elbow macaroni

1 can; 13oz evaporated milk

1 cup milk

¼ cup butter, melted

2 eggs, beat with fork before adding

4 cups cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


Begin by cooking the elbow macaroni for until just barely done. I normally cook whole wheat elbows for 11 to 12 minutes and for this recipe I cooked them 8 minutes. Drain and put noodles into crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Cook on low for 3 hours. 



  1. I've been trying to convince hubby that making meatballs in the crockpot is the way to go. We'll have to give this recipe a try sometime.

  2. homesteadinthemakingJanuary 23, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Both of these look great. My son will love the mac and cheese recipe.



  3. Now you know I am going to have to try these wonderful sounding recipe's. Thank you so much for sharing them. I have a pasta maker now and still haven't given it a try. After seeing the amount you made in the one picture I have been incouraged to get it out and dust it off. Maybe even use it. hehe

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Both of these menus were great hits with my family. Very good and easy to make.


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