There is lots of chopping in this recipe so it is great to do with a friend.
Because this sauce is so divine the recipe makes a double batch. A double batch can be made by each guest but requires a 7 litre/7 quart slow cooker or dutch oven. In a group setting it is suggested that 2 guests make one recipe just divide vegetables and sauce between 2 pots and guests can roll their own meatballs. This recipe works well started in the morning and cooking in the slow cooker for 6 hours on high or simmering on the stove for 3 hours. Flavours are fantastic made a day ahead.
This meal is easy to prepare and would go great with a vegetable soup to start.
This meal is best made just before dinner. Broccolini can sometimes be found at Costco or try Chinese Broccoli or subsutite with regular broccoli, either way it is all good for us.