Posted 3/8/2012 2:16:26 PM
I liked it, as did my kids, but they didn't want 2nds. My husband rates it a 5.5 out of 10. I enjoyed my leftovers! I don't think the canned mushrooms added anything (and don't think a jarred mushroom would be any different). I'd use fresh mushrooms next time if I use them at all. I had 3 russet potatos on hand, so used them (came to over 1 lb) and cut into lg "bite" sized peices. Used Trader Joe's Party Size Meatballs which come in a 20 oz bag (they're more kid-friendly in size). I too needed more than the called for gravy (since I had more potato and meatball) and used one 10.75 oz can of beef gravy, plus the gravy made from a packet (one 8 oz cup). Could have used more gravy liquid, and will next time. Didn't change anything about the carrots or can of tomatos. I cooked on Low for 1 hour, then High for 3 hrs due to my schedule, and it was cooked perfectly.