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Bavarian Meatball Stew

"This thick, tangy soup has been one of our favorites ever since my daughter gave me the recipe years ago," says Janice Mitchell of Aurora, Colorado. "It's satisfying any time, but especially wonderful on a chilly evening."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) Bavarian sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Add meatballs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 279 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 931mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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