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Calico Meatball Stew Recipe

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This recipe for Calico Meatball Stew, by , is from Eagle Scout Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Beth Imel
Added: Friday, July 11, 2008


1 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bulk pork sausage
1 c. soft bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 egg
4 T. vegetable oil
2 cans (10 1/4 oz. each) Franco American Beef
1 can (about 14 1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes
3 1/2 c. potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
1 1/2 c. diagonally sliced carrots
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 large bay leaf
1/4 t. pepper
1 c. frozen peas, thawed

1. In medium bowl, mix thoroughly beef, sausage, bread crumbs, oregano and egg.
2. In 6 qt. pan or Dutch oven over medium heat, in hot oil, brown meatballs on all sides. Spoon off fat.
3. Add gravy, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onion, bay leaf and pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
4. Stir in peas. Cook uncovered 5 minutes more. Remove bay leaf.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 8 1/2 cups or 8 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hours




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