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Meatball Stew Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 servings


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons celery leaves chopped
  • ¾ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Stew:

  • 5 medium potatoes halved
  • 4 stalks celery cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion halved
  • 1 cups water
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup beef broth or water


  • Mix together the ground beef, onion, celery leaves, bread crumbs, eggs, salt and pepper. Shape into one inch meat balls. Set aside and prepare the vegetables.
  • Put the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a dutch oven or large pot. Peel and wash the potatoes, carrots, celery and onions. Cut the potatoes and onion in half. Cut the carrots and celery into 1 inch pieces. Add to the pot with the olive oil. Add 1 cup of water and the 3 cups of beef broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the meatballs. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • To thicken the broth (optional), add the 2 tablespoons of flour to the broth or water and mix well. Add to the stew slowly. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until thickness you desire is reached


If desired, add two cups chopped tomatoes with carrots and celery. to stew.
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