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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
  • 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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Directions

  • 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

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.

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