Hearty Meatball Stew

Hearty Meatball Stew

This was my first time making meatballs with part ground beef, part sausage. I’m probably never going back. There's a healthier version here http://www.cucumbertown.com/heart-meatball-stew-sissy-diet-recipe-dish
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 serving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 lb ground beef regular
  • 2 sausages sweet italian , casing removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion large , chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper , chopped
  • 1/2 lb white mushrooms whole , de - stemmed and quartered
  • 1/2 lb yukon gold potatoes baby , halved
  • 1/4 lb green beans , trimmed
  • 1 28 oz tomatoes diced , drained cans
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper crush
  • salt pepper /
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  • Lightly mix together meats, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, salt and pepper. Form into 6 large meatballs
  • Dust meatballs with flour
  • Heat some olive oil on high in a large pan, fry meatballs, 2 mins per side then remove to a plate
  • Reduce heat to medium-high, Add onions and red peppers, salt and pepper to pan. Saute, stirring occasionally til soft. Roughly 5 mins.
  • Add mushrooms, more salt and pepper and saute til soft- another 5mins.
  • add potatoes, tomatoes, chicken broth. Turn heat back to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally
  • Reduce to simmer, add meatballs back in, making sure they are partially submerged.
  • Cover and cook til potatoes are soft, roughly 20 mins. Remove cover and simmer another 5 mins to reduce liquid.