I’m always trying to stay out of a meal rut. It is so hard as a parent to avoid recycling the same meals week after week. Especially if you have a busy life. Getting a hot, homemade, meal on the table is a struggle for a lot of families. Do not be fearful that you are alone in this fight. You are not. You are actually in with the majority. Anyone who tells you they have it all together is a big liar.
This week I had multiple meals planned and only ended up making one. The rest of the week we had left overs from that one meal, the offspring ate like a teenager, and we had fast food. However, the meal I did make was so yummy and beyond easy. I highly recommend you add this to a monthly meal plan.
- 2.5 pounds of frozen meatballs
- 10.5oz can cream of mushroom soup
- 10.5oz golden mushroom soup
- 2 cups of beef broth
- 1 envelope brown gravy mix
- 1/2 cup water
This recipe cannot get any easier.
Start by adding the frozen meatballs to the crock pot. I used Italian style meatballs.
The recipe calls for 2.5 pounds of meatballs. I have only been able to find 2 pound bags or smaller in my local grocery stores. In order to get 2.5 pounds I would either have to buy 2 of the 2 pound bags or go to a Costco/Sam’s Club type store and buy a gigantic bag. Then math would be required and my brain would explode. No need for all that. I just use the 2 pound bag and call it good. The extra 1/2 pound doesn’t seem to cause any difference in my family’s meal. It may in your’s so do whatever you feel is best. This recipe is also extremely easy to double.
Next, combine the Cream of Mushroom soup, Golden Mushroom soup, beef broth, gravy mix, and a 1/2 cup of water to a mixing bowl.
Stir really well to get a good mix on all the ingredients.
Lastly, pour the mixture over the meatballs.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
On the first night I served the Swedish Meatballs over egg noodles. The night we ate them as leftovers I served the meatballs over rice. Both ways are delicious. Serve with a salad or veggie and you’ll end up feeling like an accomplished adult.