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F14Tomcat is asking: (2 answers)
Can I prepare the meatballs (Cocktail Meatballs) a day ahead of time before putting in the oven? Also, is there a danger of the meatballs falling apart in the sauce in the slo cooker - does it need to be on 'Low' or 'Warm"? Thanks

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Last updated: Mar. 29, 2013 3:11 pm
Posted: Mar. 29, 2013 12:40 pm
Answered by: Don
Mar. 29, 2013 12:43 pm
Hi, I always prepare my meatballs then place on tray and cover with clingfilm. Always chill for at least an hour. Reckon do well overnight, no problem. Go ahead and enjoy. cheers.
Mar. 29, 2013 12:44 pm
Hi, sorry, slow cooker, never used. cheers.
Answered by: Nadine
Mar. 29, 2013 12:55 pm
I checked out a recipe. Yes you can use a slow cooker and the meat balls should be fine. Yes you can make them the night before.
Mar. 29, 2013 1:57 pm
My thought would be that if you covered and refridgerated a day or so before cooking, they'd be better than if cooked more or less immediately...the cold will let them dehydrate slightly and hold together better; the extra time will allow your seasoning to spread more in the meat.
Mar. 29, 2013 3:11 pm
Just to be sure I am not misunderstanding you, you mentioned cook on low vs. warm. You can't cook on warm, it is just enough heat to hold a completely cooked content and keep it warm for a few hours at most. You must cook it first.
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