*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Meatball Stew
 
 Recipe By     : Rival’s Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Cuisine; 1995
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         lean ground beef
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
    1                    egg
    1      cup           dry bread crumbs
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      pepper
    2      tablespoons   butter or margarine
    1      16 oz can     whole tomatoes -- undrained, chopped
    1      cup           water
    2      tablespoons   beef base (paste or granules)
      1/4  teaspoon      garlic powder
      1/2  teaspoon      seasoned salt
    2      teaspoons     Italian seasoning
    4                    carrots -- peeled and diced
    3      large         potatoes -- peeled and diced
    1      medium        onion -- sliced
    2      tablespoons   cornstarch
      1/4  cup           cold water
 
 Combine ground beef with chopped onion, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.  Sh
 ape mixture into about 24 meatballs, then brown in margarine; drain well.
 
 Stir together tomatoes, water, beef base and seasonings.  Palce carrots, potato
 es and sliced onion in bottom of Crock-Pot; top with meatballs.  Pour tomato mi
 xture over all.  cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.
 
 Before serving, remove meatballs with a slotted spoon.  Make a smooth paste of 
 the cornstarch and water and stir into vegetables.  Cover and cook on High for 
 10 minutes ot thicken.  Reutrn meatballs to stew and serve. 
 
 Serves 6
 
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