Meatball Stew

Meatball Stew is a simple wind to the exemplary red stew that utilizations delicious meat balls rather than the pieces of meat we typically use in our stews.

Meatball stew like Corned Beef Stew is regularly used to eat bubbled white rice, bubbled pasta (spaghetti, macaroni), bubbled yam and bubbled potatoes. You can even include huge lumps of carrots and potatoes into the stew to influence a supper you to can eat alone.



500g minced beef (ground beef)

3 cooking spoons conc. Tomato Stew

4 cloves of garlic

2 teaspoons thyme

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

Salt (to taste)

3 small stock cubes

Meat stock (optional)

A few curry leaves (optional)


Tomato Stew is new tomato puree and tinned tomato glue that has been bubbled and browned to expel all hints of water and the acrid/tart taste of tomatoes. If it’s not too much trouble take note of that this stew does not contain flavors or flavoring. It just contains tomato puree, at that point onions and vegetable oil that was utilized as a part of singing it. I can’t quit discussing how continually having tomato stew in my cooler spares me heaps of cooking time.

In Nigeria, we have a vegetable known as curry leaf. A nearby option is crisp basil. Include curry leaves on the off chance that you need to add a few vegetables to your Meatball Stew. Since curry leaves are exceptionally little vegetables, no compelling reason to cut them before adding to your Meatball Stew. Simply pick from the stalk and add to the stew when you are prepared to take it off the stove as nitty gritty underneath. Since basil leaves are more extensive, you may need to cut those ones into little pieces previously including.

In the event that utilizing the enormous stock solid shapes, utilize one and half. On the off chance that you don’t have meat stock on the day you set up this, simply include water. Meat stock is the water you get from cooking meat.

For the best taste, utilize a blend of minced meat and minced pork in break even with sums, that is whether you eat pork. If not, purchase the juiciest piece of hamburger. In Nigeria, you can purchase minced meat in remote grocery stores, for example, Spar and Shoprite.

Before cooking:

  • On the off chance that you as of now have Tomato Stew in your cooler, get it out to defrost great time before you have to utilize it in the formula. If not, set up some Tomato Stew by following the means at: How to Prepare Tomato Stew. Make sure to spill out the overabundance oil when done.
  • I for the most part plan huge amounts of tomato stew and store in my cooler. That way, I can get ready such formulas as Meatball Stew in the blink of an eye. I should simply draw out the stew sufficiently early to defrost and sustenance is prepared before you can state meat balls lol.
  • Peel and pound the garlic in a mortar. You can likewise utilize a garlic press.
  • Pick the curry leaves from the stalks and flush well on the off chance that you will utilize it.

Cooking Directions:

  1. Put the minced meat in a bowl.
  2. Include pulverized garlic, 1 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of ground dark pepper and 2 little stock 3D squares (smashed) to the minced meat. On the off chance that utilizing huge stock solid shapes, include 1 right now.
  3. Blend well with your hand till everything is all around joined.
  4. Set your stove to 200°C (400F) to preheat.
  5. Form the minced meat into little balls, somewhat greater than table tennis balls. When forming, don’t press too hard with the goal that the meat balls won’t be shake strong when done. Simply utilize your fingertips to delicately frame the balls. I typically get 10 meatballs from 500g of minced hamburger. Tap the crude meat balls picture to grow.
  6. Place the meatballs in a broiler plate and prepare in the preheated stove for a sum of 20 minutes. While heating, turn the meat balls around in any event once with the goal that they will cook equitably. You can likewise shallow sear them yet I don’t care for doing that on the grounds that for me, the meat balls are not uniformly cooked when fricasseed. Sear in the event that you don’t have a stove. This is the thing that the meat balls should look like when done.
  7. Set a pot on the stove and include the conc. Tomato Stew.
  8. Include the meat stock. The consistency of the tomato stew ought to be medium. In the event that you don’t have meat stock, simply include water.
  9. Include the rest of the thyme, ground dark pepper and stock 3D shapes. At that point add salt to taste.
  10. Blend extremely well and delicately include the prepared meat balls one by one into the stew.
  11. Cover and leave to stew on LOW warmth with the goal that the stew will gradually reach boiling point.
  12. When it warms up exceptionally well, the Meatball Stew is finished! In the event that you are utilizing curry leaves or new basil, include them right now, mix and take the stew off the stove.

Present with your preferred accompanying staple sustenance: Pasta, White Rice, Boiled Yam, any pasta (spaghetti and so on) and Boiled Potatoes.


Source: allnigerianrecipes


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