As a really busy working mom, I'm always looking for ways to feed the kids something different, easy and delicious. The crockpot is so useful on busy nights. This dish is so flavorful and a twist on ordinary store-bought meatballs.
In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the pepper and shallots, salt and pepper to taste. Sautee about 7 minutes, until the vegis are translucent. Add the garlic and sautee for another 2 minutes, until garlic is fragrant.
In a greased crockpot, add the frozen meatballs, pour the jarred sauce over top. Add the undrained, canned tomatoes, the wine and the sauteed vegis. Stir. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve over your favorite pasta, top with parmesan cheese.