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Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

20171005_135032The crock pot, along with the microwave, are two of a bachelor's best buddies in the kitchen.  But crock pots are under-utilized and that's a Bachelor on the Cheap crime.

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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.

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