Monday, October 5, 2015

Meatball Stew

We were heading to a family party one afternoon, and I threw this together in the crock pot for when we got home.
Well, the best laid know.

We ended up staying much later than expected, and eating way more than expected. Nobody wanted to eat when we got home.
In the fridge this went for another time.

My mother in law was coming over the next day to do some shopping. I threw this back in the crock pot thinking it would make for a super easy lunch.

What I wasn't thinking about was her major sodium issues. If she has just a smidge too much salt, she blows up like a puffer fish. It's not pretty.
When I know she is coming over, I plan accordingly.
Well, this was a last minute thing.

I am pleased to announce that since this soup calls for water and no broth, she was fine!
The rest of us sprinkled a bit of parmesan because we felt it needed some extra saltiness, but that's all good.

2 Lb ground beef
1 Envelope onion soup mix
1 Cup Italian bread crumbs
2 Eggs

Browned meatballs
10 Cups water
1 Can tomato soup
4 Carrots (chopped)
3 Potatoes (chopped)
2-3 Handfuls of fresh green beans (chopped)
1 Large onion (chopped)
1-2 Tsp pepper
1-2 Tsp salt
2 Tsp onion powder
2 Tsp Garlic powder

1. Mix all meatball ingredients.
2. Roll into “golf ball” sized balls and fry in a skillet until cooked
3. Mix all ingredients in a crock pot
4. Cook on low for 7-9 hours


Adapted from: Slow Cooker  Adventures

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  1. I love a meal that can handle the reality of life! This is definitely going in my file. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this at My Flagstaff Home!


  3. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  4. This looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and tweeted. You always bring the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Your Meatball Stew looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Phew! Glad this was okay for your Mother in Law! No wonder you all enjoyed it - it looks and sounds so good. Thank you for sharing your delicious Meatball Stew with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop! Love that it's made in the crock pot too.

  7. I have about 20 homemade meatballs in my freezer! Hubby and I are empty nesters, would this freeze well too? Thanks for sharing over at country fair blog party! I can't wait to try this and to see what you make me cook next month!

  8. Gotta love those recipes that can stand up to those "best laid plans." :) Glad it worked out for your MIL. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to checking out your recipe this week. :)

  9. This sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!