Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.
Ideas are swimming amuck in my head. It isn’t recipes I’m afraid. It is actually ideas on what is called evergreen content.
I am so grateful for this last month with how Seduction in Kitchen turned itself around. When it went down for those 5 days, I truly thought this the end of my blog. That was lost forever.
It wasn’t. Instead of that 5 days down was a huge wake-up call to me. I needed to do changes for the sake of my baby, Seduction in the Kitchen.
As you know, the changes were changing my host. As I mentioned in the Old Fashion Iced Tea, my stats within 24 hours of changing the host doubled. Every day I wake up to numbers I did not see prior to that change.
So yes I’m grateful that you guys like me, you really like me. Ok not to go and channel my inner Sally Field on you guys, but I am grateful. I want to pay it forward to other bloggers. So that is what is called evergreen content.
Now I already have a few of those on Seduction in the Kitchen. It under my Blogger Resources section. I just updated some the SEO on the Creating Your Own Food Photography Light. However, I will admit seeing the photos on it and knowing I did them with my iPhone as I created that light, boy was my old apartment was DARK! If I could I redo those photos. To do that I need to build another light. I put it on my “maybe” list.
However, I will admit seeing the photos on it and knowing I did them with my iPhone as I created that light, boy was my old apartment was DARK! No wonder some the photos I shot in the yucky apartment was bad. If I could I would redo those photos. To do that I would need to build another light. I will put it on my “maybe” list.
I want to do a little more of this evergreen content. You do a Google search, you see plenty of this for how to make a Pinterest long pin, what plugins to use on a food blog, even how to start food blogging. They are all great, though the plugin ones are a little outdated because some the plugins are not updated or there a new one that better, stuff like that.
So in talking with a friend, there are subjects in food blogging that isn’t talked about like how important your host can be in terms of traffic as I found out. So I am going to do that. Plus I am working on how you can create a background for under $20. As I said, ideas are running amuck in my brain for this.
Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs
I am always on a budget. So every penny counts for me. Even though I know that I still have champagne taste, but sometimes not even a beer budget.
My obsession with frozen meatballs is obvious. For me, they are my perfect budget food. Others agree because of my last few posts of that have frozen meatballs:
Have done really well on Pinterest for me. Still, I do love frozen meatballs. I think it is because I can throw them in the slow cooker and be done.
How did this Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs come about? I was craving meatball subs but in between pays and not much in the bank account. I knew I had fresh mozzarella. I am growing in my little herb garden purple basil. Besides frozen meatballs, I really love Caprese salad.
The idea came to me, the meatballs are in tomato sauce, why not use the purple basil and mozzarella and create a Caprese meatball sub. Of course, I used this caramelized balsamic on it too which really brought the flavor out of my jar tomato sauce.
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- 1 bag Frozen Italian Style Meatballs
- 1 Jar Tomato and Basil Sauce 32 ounces
- 1 Fresh Mozzarella Ball
- 1 bunch Fresh Basil Leaves
- Dried Oregano For garnish
- Balsamic Vinegar optional
- 8 Sausage Rolls
In a slow cooker add the jar of sauce to it.
Next, add the frozen meatballs to the slow cooker.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and let the meatballs and sauce cook on high for about 2 hours.
When the meatballs are done, mix them up in the sauce and place them into the sausage buns to start creating the sandwich
Slice up the mozzarella ball into slices.
Place the mozzarella slices on top of the meatballs in the subs.
Place the fresh basil leaves on top the mozzarella
Garnish with a little dried oregano
Drizzle on a little balsamic if desired
Then serve them up and ENJOY!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 410mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 14g