Speedy meatball stew

Speedy meatball stew

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(29 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 4 lunches

Serve beef meatballs in a tomato casserole with garlic and rosemary and eat with pasta or crusty bread

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
286
protein
20g
carbs
28g
fat
11g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
9g
salt
1.68g

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g small lean beef meatballs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 560ml jar passata
  • 200g frozen peas
  • few parmesan shavings, to serve (optional)

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes for 10 mins until tender. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan. Season the meatballs, then brown them all over for about 5 mins. Remove from the pan, drain off any excess fat, then add the onion, garlic and rosemary. Fry gently for 5 mins.
  2. Add passata to the pan, bring to a simmer, then add the meatballs. Simmer for 5 mins or until everything is cooked through. Add the potatoes and peas, then simmer for 1 min. Pack into a flask or reheat at work, add Parmesan, if using, and eat with good crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
lizleicester's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Made up some simple meatballs then followed this tasty recipe. Very filling so didn't really need the bread, and not quite juicy enough to justify it either. Really enjoyed by everyone.

helenokerika's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Really yummy. Used mixed Italian herbs instead of rosemary and added a teaspoon of chilli. Also used frozen sweetcorn because I didn't have peas. Will definitely be making again, very filling.

blodyn1's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made this vegetarian by using quorn meatballs. I also added sweet corn to it. Very quick and easy and tasted great too.

lynz354's picture

Although next time I will add more potatoes as it didn't seem enough.

lynz354's picture

This was very quick to prepare, and I really enjoyed it. I will make it again!

chatrouge79's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This went down very well as a midweek supper will definitely cook again, i used a tin of cherry tomatoes instead of passata though.

sillychoco's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Cooked the meatballs in the over(easier to get the fat out) and it's super delicious!! Fills you right up, excellent for dieters :)

hannah89's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I use Bbcgoodfood for most my recipes and have tried hundreds....this was by far the worst. Unless you love the taste over rosemary this dish was awful. We actually threw it away which we never do. Waste of time and money unless you have an addicted to rosemary!

pingu80's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Forgot to rate!

pingu80's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Have made this dish a few times. Really easy to make and perfect for a mid week meal. Loads of flavour. I put it all in the over for a while and add a dash of worcestershire sauce this lets all the flavours mingle. Yummy!!

cduggan's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Boring in itself but a good basis for playing around with different flavours. I sometimes do Moroccan style with cumin, cinnamon and ras al hanout, served with bread. Sometimes with indian spices and serve with rice or naan.

babybex's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

family fav, never have any left overs.

littletweetyuk's picture

I've made a few changes to this recipe. I left out the potatoes, added Worcestershire sauce, chili flakes & seasoning. Served over spaghetti - very, very tasty.

jimzilla's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very nice and easy to make.

crumbles's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lovely meal. I use veggie meatballs & tinned tomatoes, also some chilli just adds a liitle more taste.

dancingbunny's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Easy and tasty, though between tghe two of us we finished it all in one day so I would recommend making more than the recipe states if you have more than 2 hungry people to feed!

cazandjay's picture

I made my own meatballs, but did'nt like this at all, it just tasted of tomatoe, maybe it would have been better with a little beef stock and then just cooked for a little longer.

crystaljoan's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

i done this for my 3 years old son because he is very fasty.well he loved it i pt more potatoes so it looked like propal meal.great

schizopear's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

i made a bit of a mess of this by undercooking my potatoes and then overcooking my meatballs but it was still tasty and not at all bland. i did make my own meatballs rather than using shop-bought. meatballs is my fall-back recipe, usually served with spaghetti, so i'm sure this recipe will get plenty of use as a nice alternative. i am a little baffled by all the comments about using chopped tomatoes instead of passata to make it cheaper - passata is actually cheaper than chopped tomatoes in my local sainsbury's...

trixie250364's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made my own meatballs but thought the whole thing was rather bland. Wouldn't do again.

Pages

Questions

Tips