Italian Meatball Stew (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 5hrs 10mins
Recipe by Bluenoser

You can vary this dish with your favorite combination of frozen or fresh vegetables

Top Review by LARavenscroft

This was excellent. I've never had stew with meatballs in it so I didn't know what to expect. DH said it tasted like spaghetti without the pasta and I thought the same. I couldn't find Italian style vegetables so I just used green beans, zucchini and corn instead. The other thing that I did different was to bake the meatballs in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. I did this because I was getting it ready one night and wouldn't be plugging it in until the morning and I was leery about the raw meat sitting over night with all the other ingredients. Thanks for posting this Bluenoser. Made for My Three Chefs Fall 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Form into 2 inch balls.
  3. Place meatballs in bottom of crock pot.
  4. Combine tomato paste, broth, seasoned salt, oregano and basil.
  5. Pour mixture over meat.
  6. Cover.
  7. Cook low 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
  8. Stir in cooked vegetables.
  9. Cover and cook on high 10-15 mins til mixture is hot.

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