I love throwing an annual Christmas party for friends and family. Over the years though I have realize there is no reason to make everything from scratch. I have a few simple recipes that happen to be from scratch. For the most part a lot of my Christmas party recipes are semi pre made at the grocery store. This is a great way to save time, but still look like you went to a lot of effort.
Mix the ground beef, half of the onions, the bread crumbs, and eggs in a bowl. Do not be afraid to use your hands. Form the mixture into small crockpot swedish meatballs easy.
Place the butter and chocolate in a medium microwave-safe mixing bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted. Add the sugar; stir to combine. Whisk in swedish meatballs the eggs. Add the flour mixture, walnuts, and chocolate and stir just until moistened (do not overmix). Transfer to the slow cooker and smooth over the top.
Make a list and stick to it. This step is slow cooker meatballs pretty self-explanatory but its importance cannot be overstated. Making a good list of what you need from the store will cut down on the length of time you have to shop. It also allows you to fight the "wandering belly syndrome", which happens when you push your cart around, looking at everything on the shelves, and then having the sudden urge to drop some Nutella or ice-cream in your cart, when it wasn't on your list. Just seemed like a good idea at the time, right? Don't feel too ashamed - we've all been there. Keeping your focus on the stuff on your list, while not much fun, will help save you from yourself!
Some people drape the top of a meat loaf with strips of bacon. This not only adds extra flavor, but the strips of bacon are a built-in guide for cutting slices of the meatloaf for serving. Another idea to decorate the top is to use cut strips of green peppers.
Add everything to the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours. Alternatively, you can cook it on low for eight hours. Shred the chicken swedish meatballs jelly stir it into the stew before serving.