Slow Cooker Hearty Meatball Stew Recipe

2017-05-21
  • Yield : 18 meatballs
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 8:00 h
  • Ready In : 8:10 h

Slow cooker hearty meatball stew recipe.Meatballs with vegetables cooked in slow cooker.You can brown meatballs in skillet or bake in oven at 350º F (170º C) until browned. Cooked meatballs are less fragile and more attractive.

Use 6-quart (6 L) slow cooker for this stew recipe.

You can serve meatballs with cooked pasta or mashed potato.

Add meatballs to slow cooker (crock pot) carefully.

To prepare meatballs you need to use the following ingredients:

1½ pounds lean ground beef

1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1 large egg,beaten

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

2 cloves garlic,peeled and minced

1-2 teaspoons beef-flavor bouillon crystals

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a mixing bowl,combine all ingredients.Shape beef mixture into 18 meatballs.

To brown meatballs in skillet,grease large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.Heat over medium-high heat.

Add meatballs to the skillet and brown for 2 minutes on each side.

Slow Cooker Hearty Meatball Stew Recipe

Ingredients

  • Hearty Meatballs (see recipe above)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) low-fat beef broth
  • 28 oz (840 ml) diced tomatoes,undrained
  • 3 carrots,peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 small zucchini,sliced(optional)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas,thawed (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cornctarch
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) cold water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste

Method

Step 1

In a slow cooker,combine all ingredients,except zucchini,peas,cornstarch,water and seasoning. Make sure meatballs are submerged.

Step 2

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours,adding zucchini and thawed peas during last 20 minutes.

Step 3

Increase heat to high and cook for a further 10 minutes. Stir in combined cornstarch and water,stirring 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Turn off slow cooker. Season meatball stew with salt and black pepper.

Step 5

Transfer to serving platter. Serve over cooked pasta or mashed potato.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    554
  • Protein

    35.8 g
  • Carbohydrate

    65.3 g
  • Fat

    16 g
  • Cholesterol

    105.8 mg
  • Sodium

    536 mg
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