Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kevins Meatball Stew

This recipe was just in time for our first big snow of the season! With temperatures in the “teens” and big flakes of snow coming down, this stew is down right medicinal for what ails you!

Yes slave made its own meatballs, however you can buy them frozen by the bag. The ladies in the apartment around me say I'm silly to make my own, but they line up to eat them! Wink -- Wink.

Ingredients for meatballs:
1 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion. Minced
2 stalks celery diced finely
½ C bread crumbs
2 large egg yokes
½ cup of bacon pieces for salads
½ tsp garlic powder

Do your cutting first.
Cut the celery and the onion into small pieces in a bowl.
When you want very fine pieces, nothing does better than using frozen chopped onion. This will chop up into tiny pieces.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine sausage, ground beef, bacon and onions, garlic powder, yolks, bread crumbs and salt, and mix lightly but thoroughly. Slave uses a short wooden spoon for this. 
Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes. This allows the breadcrumbs to absorb flavors and swell. Put down some wax paper on counter, scoop out the meat and put on the paper.
When all is scooped out, pour about a half cup of water in that bowl. Wet your hands and roll each into a full ball and pack them snugly into the dish.

Roast for 25 minutes, or until firm and cooked through. (The center should be at 165 degrees.)

Now for the rest of the meal.
1 10.5 oz can of condensed French onion soup
1 10.5 oz can of Beef broth
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 14 oz pkg of frozen cut up spinach
½ box of pasta (used spiral)

When meatballs are out of the oven (or frozen out of the bag) Heat up ½ cup chopped onion in a Dutch oven on the stove top. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
Add the frozen meatballs. Or fresh. Stir as you add the diced tomatoes and the cans of soup. Let that loosen the bits on the bottom of the pan as you stir.

Add the spinach and break the bigger pieces apart.

Bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat to a simmer. Let that sit covered for about 15 minutes.

Dump in the ½ box of pasta. Recover and let continue to simmer for another 15 minutes.

Now you might want to add ½ teaspoon of Italian seasonings but it tastes great just as it is.

This was served with a brown and serve Italian bread that finished cooking in the oven. What a heavenly aroma to great your guests.

What a delight to know that the hearty, healthy meal slave served is warming its Master.

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by

 Dan White http://www.amazon.com


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