I was so excited for these, and then I was so disappointed! I used 2.25 lbs. of ground beef, and I adjusted the recipe to fit that amount. When I was mixing the ingredients, I noticed the first problem. After I added the evaporated milk (10 oz. I think) the meat mixture was VERY moist. It was so moist that when I formed the balls, I did not think they were going to keep their shape when I began cooking. I believe this recipe should say to add the milk until the mixture is slightly moist, which may or may not require all of the milk. It definitely would not for me! Well, I decided to keep going with the recipe since I used so much meat and did not want to waste any. So then, per one reviewer, I decided to put the meatballs in the crockpot. The reviewer mixed some water with the sauce, and I did the same. BAD IDEA. The already VERY moist meatballs were now soaking in watery sauce! Next, after having my roommates turn off the crockpot for a time, I decided to just forget the crockpot and put the meatballs in the oven. I think this is what salvaged them, at least a little. I poured off the liquid and put them in there for about 40 minutes or so. When I tasted the meatballs, the ones that didn't turn to mush, they were very very moist, too moist, but I now know how to fix that. Also, despite the water, the sauce was really sweet(I even halved it!)! I might try this recipe again when I want some meatballs, but I will not use the sauce again.
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I was so excited for these, and then I was so disappointed! I used 2.25 lbs. of ground beef,...