Menu With Easy Meatball Stew Recipe
You can buy frozen meatballs or, the next time you make a meatloaf or meatballs for something else, make some extra and keep them in the freezer, ready for quick meals like today’s meatball stew recipe.
There are many different meals you can make with frozen meatballs:
- Meatball sandwiches
- Barbecued meatballs
- Meatballs served by themselves as the main meat
- Add cream sauce for Swedish meatballs
- Sweet and sour sauce meatballs
With hot weather just around the corner, it would be great to have a bunch of meatballs already made and in the freezer so you can use your slow cooker on those hot days.
Meatball Stew Recipe
This meatball stew is a slow cooker recipe. You can adjust the vegetables to use what you have on hand. For example, you could use four potatoes instead of three, you could use fewer carrots, etc.
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 pkg. (16 oz.) fresh baby carrots, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, sliced
1 (12 oz.) pkg. frozen cooked meatballs
1 (10 1/2 oz.) can tomato soup, undiluted
1 cup water
1 (10 1/2 oz.) can beef gravy*
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
Layer the first 5 ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker. Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over meatballs and vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until vegetables are tender. Makes 6 servings.
*You can freeze gravy so the next time you have one or two lone cups of gravy left over, freeze it and save for this recipe.
I am constantly looking for something cool and easy to make for a summer dessert. A lot of dessert recipes call for fruit, which I love, but every once in a while (ok, all the time), I have a chocolate attack and this dessert might help with that.
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 cups milk
1/2 cup instant chocolate drink mix
1/4 cup sugar
Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup of the milk. Mix remaining milk, drink mix and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Add gelatin mixture and mix well. Pour into an 8×8 pan. Cool 30 minutes at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate about 5 hours until firm. Do not freeze. Cut into squares or into shapes with a cookie cutter.
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