Slow Cooker Hearty Meatball Stew Recipe2017-05-21
- 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.
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
- 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
In a slow cooker,combine all ingredients,except zucchini,peas,cornstarch,water and seasoning. Make sure meatballs are submerged.
Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours,adding zucchini and thawed peas during last 20 minutes.
Increase heat to high and cook for a further 10 minutes. Stir in combined cornstarch and water,stirring 2-3 minutes.
Turn off slow cooker. Season meatball stew with salt and black pepper.
Transfer to serving platter. Serve over cooked pasta or mashed potato.
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