Meatballs in a crockpot question



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Tom Kan Pa

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Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These will be available all
evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put in, how much sauce.
How long before they are to be served should they be started to heat?
 
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Vox Humana

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"TOM KAN PA" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These
will
> be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put
> in, how much sauce. How long before they are
to
> be served should they be started to heat?

It is impossible to tell. All crock posts and all meatballs are not the same size.
 
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Jmcquown

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TOM KAN PA wrote:
> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These will be available all
> evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put in, how much sauce.
> How long before they are to be served should they be started to heat?

Depends on the size of the crock pot and what settings you have on it. Put some in it and layer it
twice. Think about if you put a roast in the crock. It will easily cook that many.

Temps: "Warm"? "Low"? "High"? or does yours specify a temp setting (as in degrees)?

I'd put the meatballs in and smother with the sauce about 2 hours on high temp to thaw them out and
start to heat them through. Then reduce to a low temp and once they are hot, switch to "warm" or
250F. Have you considered adding a nice rich red wine, say 1/4 cup, to that "spaghetti sauce"?

Jill
 
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Puester

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TOM KAN PA wrote:
>
> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These will be available all
> evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put in, how much sauce.
> How long before they are to be served should they be started to heat?

If you have the option, I'd thaw and heat the meatballs in the sauce on a stovetop then transfer to
the crockpot to keep warm. That would lessen the guess factor.

gloria p
 
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stan

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TOM KAN PA <[email protected]> wrote:
> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These will be available all
> evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put in, how much sauce.
> How long before they are to be served should they be started to heat?

How many meatballs can be put in the crockpot depends on the size of the crockpot and the size of
the meatballs. Saying a crockpot is "large" does nothing to explain its capacity. If you just look
at the packages of meatballs, you can pretty much judge yourself how many will fit in your crockpot.
Just put enough meatballs in the crockput to go about 2/3rds of its capacity, then pour enough
tomato sauce to cover the meatballs.

Cooking directions should be on the package of meatballs.
 
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Steve Wertz

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On 05 Feb 2004 15:49:10 GMT, [email protected] (TOM KAN PA)
wrote:

>Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These will be available all
>evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put in, how much sauce.
>How long before they are to be served should they be started to heat?

Does the crockpot fit on your head? If so, then count how many meatballs you have between your ears
and that would be your answer.

-sw
 
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Dimitri

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"TOM KAN PA" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These
will
> be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put
> in, how much sauce. How long before they are
to
> be served should they be started to heat?

As many as the crock-pot will hold - usually 1 bag of frozen is adequate. Use enough sauce to covet
the meatballs. If he meatballs are cooked and frozen start in morning on high and reduce to low when
the sauce is warm.

Dimitri
 
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Nancy Young

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Puester wrote:
>
> TOM KAN PA wrote:
> >
> > Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These will be available all
> > evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put in, how much
> > sauce. How long before they are to be served should they be started to heat?
>
> If you have the option, I'd thaw and heat the meatballs in the sauce on a stovetop then transfer
> to the crockpot to keep warm. That would lessen the guess factor.

I would most assuredly brown the meatballs in a skillet first; second choice, bake them first.

nancy
 
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Vox Humana

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"Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "TOM KAN PA" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> m23.aol.com...
> > Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These
> will
> > be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put
> > in, how much sauce. How long before they
are
> to
> > be served should they be started to heat?
>
> As many as the crock-pot will hold - usually 1 bag of frozen is adequate. Use enough sauce to
> covet the meatballs.

Thou shat not covet they neighbor's meatballs.
 
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Hahabogus

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"Vox Humana" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> "TOM KAN PA" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> m23.aol.com...
>> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These
> will
>> be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put
>> in, how much sauce. How long before they are
> to
>> be served should they be started to heat?
>
> It is impossible to tell. All crock posts and all meatballs are not the same size.
>
>
>

My guess is around 50 meatballs and around a quart of sauce. I made the dreaded "grape jelly
meatballs" for a xmas pot luck and my large crockpot (11qt) held around that many homemade meatballs
(48 IIRC) and I think that much or more sauce. To get the meatballs unfrozen and cooked my guess is
6- 8 hrs on low or 4 hrs on high. Might be worth your while to pre-bake the meatballs to mostly
cooked and transfer the partially cooked balls to the sauce in the crock pot, that you turned before
you started baking the meat balls.

--
Once during Prohibition I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
--------
FIELDS, W. C.
 
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Jmcquown

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Nancy Young wrote:
> Puester wrote:
>>
>> TOM KAN PA wrote:
>>>
>>> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These will be available all
>>> evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put in, how much
>>> sauce. How long before they are to be served should they be started to heat?
>>
>> If you have the option, I'd thaw and heat the meatballs in the sauce on a stovetop then transfer
>> to the crockpot to keep warm. That would lessen the guess factor.
>
> I would most assuredly brown the meatballs in a skillet first; second choice, bake them first.
>
> nancy

Chances are, these are in bulk bought at Sam's or Costco, which means they are already cooked.

Jill
 
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Dimitri

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"Vox Humana" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> > "TOM KAN PA" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > m23.aol.com...
> > > Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce.
These
> > will
> > > be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be
> > > put in, how much sauce. How long before they
> are
> > to
> > > be served should they be started to heat?
> >
> > As many as the crock-pot will hold - usually 1 bag of frozen is
adequate.
> > Use enough sauce to covet the meatballs.
>
>
> Thou shat not covet they neighbor's meatballs.

Why not????

They're home made and mine come from a bag.

LOL,

Dimitri
 
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Vox Humana

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"Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> > > "TOM KAN PA" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
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> > > > Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce.
> These
> > > will
> > > > be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be
> > > > put in, how much sauce. How long before
they
> > are
> > > to
> > > > be served should they be started to heat?
> > >
> > > As many as the crock-pot will hold - usually 1 bag of frozen is
> adequate.
> > > Use enough sauce to covet the meatballs.
> >
> >
> > Thou shat not covet they neighbor's meatballs.
>
> Why not????
>

All I know is that there is talk about a constitutional amendment concerning such things.
 
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Jeff Bienstadt

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Vox Humana wrote:

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>> > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> > > "TOM KAN PA" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
>> > > m23.aol.com...
>> > > > Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce.
>> These
>> > > will
>> > > > be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be
>> > > > put in, how much sauce. How long before
> they
>> > are
>> > > to
>> > > > be served should they be started to heat?
>> > >
>> > > As many as the crock-pot will hold - usually 1 bag of frozen is
>> adequate.
>> > > Use enough sauce to covet the meatballs.
>> >
>> >
>> > Thou shat not covet they neighbor's meatballs.
>>
>> Why not????
>>
>
> All I know is that there is talk about a constitutional amendment concerning such things.

You can covet them all you want. You just cannot marry them.

---jkb

--
"Grandma taught me never to judge a species by their eating habits."

-- Commander Tucker
 
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Penmart01

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>"Vox Humana"
>
>"TOM KAN'S PA: EMERIL" BAMMED:
>> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce. These
>will
>> be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put
>> in, how much sauce. How long before they are
>to
>> be served should they be started to heat?
>
>It is impossible to tell. All crock posts and all meatballs are not the same size.

Also, Emeril's prodigy doesn't indicate if those frozen meatballs are raw or cooked.... normal
brained folks cook meatballs before freezing (a food safety thingie).

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Vox Humana

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"PENMART01" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >"Vox Humana"
> >
> >"TOM KAN'S PA: EMERIL" BAMMED:
> >> Gonna throw frozen meatballs into a crockpot with spaghetti sauce.
These
> >will
> >> be available all evening at a gathering. It's the large crockpot. How many meatballs can be put
> >> in, how much sauce. How long before they
are
> >to
> >> be served should they be started to heat?
> >
> >It is impossible to tell. All crock posts and all meatballs are not the same size.
>
> Also, Emeril's prodigy doesn't indicate if those frozen meatballs are raw
or
> cooked.... normal brained folks cook meatballs before freezing (a food
safety
> thingie).

But Mr. Tom doesn't really cook from what I can tell. He will be using frozen mystery meat orbs from
Giant Eagle or Kroger's.