Speedy meatball stew

Speedy meatball stew

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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)

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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

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trixie250364's picture
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I made my own meatballs but thought the whole thing was rather bland. Wouldn't do again.

bethocallaghan's picture

Easy, tasting and filing, microwaves fine to have at work for lunch. Might add a little chilli for a change next time.

jbodman's picture
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Really liked this recipe, easy to make and very tasty!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Made this again using a ready made pasta sauce. Added some water to make it go further. Still very good.

leighd71's picture
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Definitely do this one again.

I added some carrots to the stew, my 2 year old loved it which is always a bonus.

I added a little low fat creme fraich to reduce the tartness of the tomato sauce.

All good though!

provene's picture
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The whole family liked this, really good comforting winter food - will def. be making again.

emmawelsh's picture
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it was ok. Not enough to the sauce for my liking, just tomato - but it was quick, cheap, easy...

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was gorgeous. Really simple to make and very tasty. Everyone loved it.

lizzie712's picture

We had this for tea tonight, great success!!! Will certainly have it again!

earthling's picture
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I much prefer to make my own meatballs (cheaper and I know what's in them), and instead of expensive passate, simply liquidize two tins of tomatoes for the same result.

sarahdarah's picture
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Really lovely recipe - perfect for a wintery day!! Nice and simple to make and with ingredients I always have in!

charlie87's picture
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Delicious! I made my own low fat lamb mince meatballs (gf recipe also superb) and used a sainsbury's tomato and herb pasta sauce instead of the passata. Was so easy and so so tasty!

xanderlee's picture
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I made the meatballs myself from mince...added a whole minute to the process but was lovely. A real winner, especially for after school teas!

xanderlee's picture
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I made the meatballs myself from mince...added a whole minute to the process but was lovely. A real winner, especially for after school teas!

elizabethedwards's picture

This is a fab easy recipe that tastes great. I made it for a mixture of 10 adults and kids and they all loved it!

I used tinned chopped tomatoes instead of the passata for cost efficency and i don't think you'd notice much difference.

Will certainly make again soon

judedawe's picture

This was a really quick and easy recipe to follow, we had it for family supper, delicious!

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