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Hearty Meatball Stew

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.


4 servings

This hearty stew is sure to warm you up on a cool night. Meatballs are even more delicious when served in a hot, flavorful broth. —Joanne Rocchetti, New London, Connecticut
Hearty Meatball Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 portion Handy Beef Mix (recipe also in Recipe Finder), thawed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups beef gravy
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1-1/3 cups sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Shape beef mix into 12 meatballs. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add the meatballs, a few at a time. Seal bag and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil on all sides or until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. Add remaining ingredients to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes..
  3. Stir in meatballs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 574 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1578mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 32g protein.

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