They're so versatile, easy to use and they can crank out some pretty darn tasty food. Even if you don't like to cook, you should embrace the crock pot - give it a big Bromance hug.
I get 30 minutes for lunch at work, so time is critical. I really don't want to spend 10 minutes of that in the drive-thru and frankly, I can make better food while spending less money to boot.
Here's a great crock pot recipe for you to try, it takes like 5 minutes to put together, doing so before leaving the apartment/house for work.
Meatballs & Marinara
- Take about 8 - 10 of your favorite pre-cooked, frozen variety meatballs out of the freezer
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- Get out a jar of marinara or your favorite marinara/spaghetti sauce (or better yet, something you made)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried, minced onion
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- A pinch of Kosher salt
- A handful of shredded mozzarella cheese (for serving)
Place the meatballs and olive oil in the crock pot, pouring in just enough marinara/spaghetti sauce to cover the meatballs. Add the remaining ingredients. Put the lid on and set the crock pot on low. In about 4-5 hours, you'll have a great, no fuss, no wait-time lunch! Top with the shredded mozzarella. This dish is great by itself, or with a good Italian bread for a meatball sub. Substituting the mozzarella cheese with Parmesan is a nice alternative.