Thursday, March 3, 2011

Meatball Supper


I've had this recipe for so many years, I can't remember where it came from.
If you have a bag of homemade or purchased meatballs in the freezer, you can have a tasty supper on the table inside half an hour.

  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 30 precooked meatballs, freshly made or frozen
  • 1 - 1 lb bag of carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2" slices
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cups of zucchini, sliced into 1/2" slices and then halved or quartered
  • 2 envelopes or 2 cubes of chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • water
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a large skillet or electric frying pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and carrots and cook until crisp tender (5 to 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  2. Add meatballs to frying pan.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups water, bouillon, basil and pepper.
  4. Stir well, cover and simmer for 5- 10 minutes.
  5. Add zucchini, cover and let simmer until zucchini is crisp tender; at least another 5 minutes. Taste and add salt if needed.
  6. Mix flour with 1/3 cup cold water and add to simmering sauce. Stir until mixture thickens and comes to a simmer.
  7. Serve over rice.

12 comments:

  1. This sounds so YUMMO! I am ging to try this. I love to find new blogs that post recipes because I LOVE to COOK and BAKE for my family.

    I feel it is a gift that I can give to them.
    I will be back and I joined your blog, thanks again XOXO
    Tricia

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  2. They lokk very gooood.... it'a a great idea...thanks, Flavia

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  3. How about serving it over cooked barley? A tad more healthy and a different taste - a nutty taste to offset the carrots and meatballs...

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  4. My daughter just made a recipe for meatballs that is out of this world! This would be the perfect addition to our new food... thanks! :D

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  5. Thanks for this great recipe. I always have meatballs in the freezer waiting to be used. Thanks.

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  6. wAS FÜR EINE SCHÖNE REZEPTE,lecker!Bussi.Luciene.

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  7. This really looks fabulous Bev!

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  8. This looks so healthy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. Great winter warm-up meal. What can i use in-stead of the zucchini?

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  10. You could just eliminate the zucchini or use some other summer squash. I think it would also be good using green beans or asparagus or even broccol.

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  11. Just made this recipe! I have a new baby and my Mom had stocked my freezer with meatballs, among other things! This is perfect for a new, nursing Mom!
    Yummy!

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