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Hobo Meatball Stew Recipe
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Hobo Meatball Stew Recipe

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Basic ingredients make this hearty stew a favorite at the home of Margery Bryan in Royal City, Washington. "I usually have everything on hand for this recipe, so it's simple to load up the slow cooker at noon. When I get home, dinner's ready and waiting."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef (90% lean)
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  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt or salt-free seasoning blend, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with salt-free seasoning and no-salt-added ketchup) equals 402 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,324 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the beef, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs on all sides; drain.
  2. Place the potatoes, carrots and onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with meatballs. Combine the water, ketchup, vinegar, basil, and remaining salt and pepper; pour over meatballs.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hobo Meatball Stew in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p34

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with salt-free seasoning and no-salt-added ketchup) equals 402 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,324 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Hobo Meatball Stew(23)

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

I liked this, but the ketchup made it very sweet. Per other reviews, I also doubled the sauce but next time will probably use an 8oz can of tomato sauce instead.

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

We really liked this; however, it didn't have much liquid after cooking. I would try doubling the ketchup, water, vinegar and basil next time.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

I have made this stew several times so far. Very good, yet so easy to make.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

potatoes need to cook longer

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010
I thought the ketchup and vinegar was a bit overpowering with too much tomato flavor. I just couldn't taste any of the flavors from the ground meat and vegetables. I modified the recipe to use beef broth, consume tomato sauce and brown gravy mix instead of the the vinegar and ketchup. What a difference:)
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