Slow-Cooker Easy Italian Meatball Stew

Showcase Mediterranean flavors for this slow-cooked dish, with easy canned tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and a frozen onion and pepper medley.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 8 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
(16-oz.) pkg. frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
1
cup frozen pearl onions
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
(14.5-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with Italian-style herbs, undrained
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons water
2 1/2
cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry, thawed, drained
1
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

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  • 1 In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine meatballs, onions, salt and tomatoes; mix well.
  • 2 Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 20 minutes before serving, in small bowl, blend flour and water until smooth. Stir flour mixture into stew. Stir in bell pepper and onion stir-fry. Increase heat setting to high; cover and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until stew has thickened and bell peppers are thoroughly heated. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.
  • 1 In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine meatballs, onions, salt and tomatoes; mix well.
  • 2 Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 20 minutes before serving, in small bowl, blend flour and water until smooth. Stir flour mixture into stew. Stir in bell pepper and onion stir-fry. Increase heat setting to high; cover and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until stew has thickened and bell peppers are thoroughly heated. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pearl onions are mild-flavored onions just 1/2-inch in diameter. They are a common addition to stew.

Prepare your favorite homemade meatballs to use in this stew using 1 1/4 pounds of ground meat.

Try this stew over pasta—penne or ziti work great. Serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
495
(
Calories from Fat
225),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
1480mg
1480%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
26%;
Iron
28%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.