Speedy meatball stew

Speedy meatball stew

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 medium potato, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
    Potato

    Potato

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

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    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
    Onion

    Onion

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

  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    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

    Parmesan

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

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.

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pingu80
1st Jun, 2011
5.05
Forgot to rate!
pingu80
1st Jun, 2011
5.05
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
26th Apr, 2011
4.05
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
13th Mar, 2011
5.05
family fav, never have any left overs.
littletweetyuk
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.
jimzilla
2nd Sep, 2010
4.05
Very nice and easy to make.
crumbles
7th Jul, 2010
4.05
Lovely meal. I use veggie meatballs & tinned tomatoes, also some chilli just adds a liitle more taste.
dancingbunny
24th Jun, 2010
4.05
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
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.
crystaljoan
11th Jun, 2009
5.05
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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