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Simple Meatball Stew

 Simple Meatball Stew
The combination of tender meatballs plus potatoes, carrots and pearl onions in a golden gravy really hit the spot on chilly days after we'd worked up an appetite doing our morning chores. Mom served it with pride for Saturday dinners when I was growing up on the farm.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed golden mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) whole pearl onions, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, chopped onion, salt, marjoram
  • and thyme. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 48 meatballs.
  • In a Dutch oven, brown meatballs in oil; drain. Add broth, soup,
  • potatoes, carrots and pearl onions; bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle
  • with parsley. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 374 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 858 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.