Thursday, June 7, 2007
Slow Cooker Thursday - Hobo Meatball Stew
HOBO MEATBALL STEW
My picky 8 year old eats this (including the veggies)!
1 pound ground beef (or turkey would probably work)
1-1/2 tsp of seasoning salt (divided)
1/2 tsp pepper (divided)
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4 medium carrots, cut into chunks
1 large onion, cut into chunks
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp dried basil
In a bowl, combine beef, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper; mix well. Shape into 1" balls. In a skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs on all sides; drain. Place potatoes, carrots and onion in slow cooker; top with meatballs. Combine the ketchup, water vinegar, basil and remaining salt and pepper. Pour over meatballs. Cook on high in slow cooker 4-5 hours.
(I think the next time I make this I would double the meat mixture because there seemed to be way more veggies leftover than meat. I might also try to make it with store brand frozen meatballs)