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Meatball stew

Recipe from: 16 November 2015
recipe, meatballs, mince, dinner,stew

Ingredients 19
Servings 4
Time 00:15


  • 500
    free-range beef mince
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1/4
    each salt and pepper
  • 1
    small onion, grated
  • sunflower oil
  • GRAVY:
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 1
    stick celery, sliced
  • 2
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1
    red wine (or more stock)
  • 2
    carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1
    beef stock
  • 1
    packet green beans, topped, tailed and halved
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • Plain boiled rice


Mix the mince with the rest of the meatball ingredients and shape into golfball-sized balls.

Heat enough sunflower oil in a pan so that it is 1cm in height and fry the meatballs over medium-high heat until browned on each side.

Discard any excess oil and sauté the onion, celery and garlic until softened but without colour. Add the wine and simmer for 3 minutes.

Tip the onions and wine into a large pot and add the carrots, potatoes, meatballs and stock. Simmer uncovered for 20–25 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through, adding the beans 10 minutes before the end of cooking. Season to taste and serve with rice.

Words and image:Fairlady

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