Meatball Stew with Barley (adapted from 365 Easy One Dish Meals)
3 1/4 c chicken broth
15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
28 oz can of diced tomatoes (or whole)
1 large carrot, diced
2 stalks celery, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 c pearl barley
1lb ground turkey
1/2 c bread crumbs
1/4 c Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 t dried oregano
1t dried basil
1t garlic powder
In a Dutch oven, combine, kidney beans, tomatoes, carrot, celery, garlic, and barley. Stir to mix. Heat until boiling.
|I made them on the smaller side|
|Look at those beauties bubbling away|
I see nothing wrong with using beef here either. I've always been tempted to try this in a slow cooker. I think you would have to cut back on the liquid, but I think it would work well. I really like this recipe because it really is not a lot of energy in the preparation. Let's face it you're basically dumping everything in the Dutch oven. The hardest part is making the meatballs.
*I usually wear gloves to do anything messy like this. I find if I don't that is usually when the phone rings or I need to touch something or I've forgotten an ingredient and it is such a pain. This way, I just whip off the gloves and I have clean hands to do whatever I need to.