Saturday, May 31, 2008

Meatball Stew

This stew is one of our favorites, and it’s really colorful. If you don’t feel like making the meatballs, you can also use store bought ones. Just heat them up according to the package directions and add to the stew at the end.

Oven 350F      Prep 10 min.    Bake 20 min.    Cook 20 min.

8oz. Lean hamburger
1 slice bread, crumbled
1 egg while
1 Tbs. Dry minced onions
¼ tsp. garlic powder

3 ½ C. water
1 can Garbanzo beans/chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 can Italian style stewed tomatoes
1 4oz. can sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. beef bullion
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
½ cup bowtie or other small pasta
5 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained

1. Heat oven to 350F. Mix hamburger, bread, egg white, onions, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Shape into ¾ inch balls, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat water, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, bullion and Italian seasoning on stove to boiling. Add pasta and cook until tender but still firm. Add spinach and meatballs. Heat through. Makes about six cups (4 main dish servings).

1 comment:

Laura said...

This sounds yummy! Perfect for a fall evening. . . It might even inspire me to make rolls.