Onion Meatball Stew Recipe
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Onion Meatball Stew Recipe

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When fall comes calling, it's time to cook up comforting fare like this stew from Valerie Warner of North Manchester, Indiana. Replete with meatballs and veggies, the old-fashioned dish will satisfy even the heartiest appetite.
Recommended: Grandma's Best Suppers
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 381 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, garlic, salt and savory. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls.
  2. In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil over medium heat; drain. Stir in the soup, water, carrots, potatoes and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Onion Meatball Stew in Country Woman September/October 2002, p40

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