Meatball Marinara (Crock Pot)

Time: 10 minutes prep + 4 hours crock pot cooking
Yield: 6-8 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

3 (14.5 ounce) cans italian stewed tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) tomato sauce
4 T tomato paste
1/2 t granulated garlic
1/2 t italian seasoning
1/2 t thyme
1/2 t oregano
1/4 t sugar
1/2 t lemon juice (bottled is fine)
2 pounds precooked meatballs (I use Kirkland brand Italian Meatballs)

1. Find your self 3 cans of Italian style stewed tomatoes. Pour the tomatoes along with the juice from the can into a blender. Add 1 can of tomato sauce and 4 tablespoons of tomato paste (which is about half of a 6 ounce can).

2. Add 1/2 a teaspoon granulated garlic, italian seasoning, thyme and oregano. Find yourself 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and add it to the blender. Blend all of the ingredients until the sauce is nice and smooth. Should just take about 1 minute.

3. Grab some precooked Italian Style Beef meatballs. I love these from Costco. Pour about 2 pounds, or 50 meatballs into the bottom of your crock pot. Pour the sauce over the top of the meatballs and give everything a nice stir. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 7-8.

4. Serve over a nice hot bed of spaghetti noodles. It would also be great served inside of a crusty bun and covered in mozzarella cheese.

Enjoy!

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