To this day, some 40 years later, this is still my favorite comfort food.
Grandma passed away over 25 years ago and took her recipe with her. But I was determined I would figure it out! The recipe below is exactly as I remember it at Grandma's house all those years ago.
You may recognize some of the ingredients as being from Aldi's. I tend to shop there a lot!
Wash, core and wedge the bell peppers.
Mix all ingredients.
Get in there with both hands and mix well!
Form into balls a little bigger than a golf ball.
Mix up 1 cup ketchup and 1 1/2 cups of water.
Place bell peppers on the bottom of the slow cooker, place meatballs on the peppers. Pour the ketchup mixture over the top.
1 lb ground beef
2 - 3 bell peppers, cored, cut into wedges
1 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 large egg
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic
1 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cup water
Meatballs - mix all ingredients, form into meatballs
Sauce - Mix ingredients, pour over meatballs and peppers in slow cooker.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.