Speedy meatball stew

Speedy meatball stew

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal286
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.68g
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  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 250g small lean beef meatball
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 560ml jar passata
  • 200g frozen pea
  • few parmesan shavings, to serve (optional)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  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.

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1st Jun, 2011
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1st Jun, 2011
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!!
26th Apr, 2011
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.
13th Mar, 2011
family fav, never have any left overs.
13th Feb, 2011
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.
2nd Sep, 2010
Very nice and easy to make.
7th Jul, 2010
Lovely meal. I use veggie meatballs & tinned tomatoes, also some chilli just adds a liitle more taste.
24th Jun, 2010
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!
17th Nov, 2009
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.
11th Jun, 2009
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


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