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October 17, 2014

One-Pot Meatball and Rice Dinner

 One-Pot Meatball and Rice Dinner ~ We all love easy, delicious recipes especially when using all fresh vegetables and this is an All-In-One-Dinner with some substitutes given as well www.WithABlast.net

One pot meals are real time savers and I love the fact that everything's in there - the starch, meat and veggies. There is a bit of frying going on in this one-pot Meatball and Rice dinner but I'm talking minutes here, not for very long.

At first I thought a gravy will be needed to serve on the side with this dish, but it was not necessary and saved me another few minutes.

This recipe is also very versatile on not only the vegetable options, but the meat as well. Another kind of Ground Meat could be used {with the correct accompanying Stock} and the vegetables can be changed to whatever you have on hand or prefer, so long as the cooking times are the same.

One-Pot Meatball and Rice Dinner ~ We all love easy, delicious recipes especially when using all fresh vegetables and this is an All-In-One-Dinner with some substitutes given as well www.WithABlast.net

I served this Meatball and Rice dinner only with a crunchy side salad and it was more than enough for 5 adults, plus leftovers for about another 2 adults. Therefore this dish is perfect for a crowd or the larger family and it is fairly inexpensive.

I bought large sized bags of vegetables, used some in this recipe, some in another two recipes and I blanched and froze about a quarter of what I have originally bought. I found that if I work out different combinations of vegetables added to stews or soups, the taste is different each time, and I save quite a bit on buying in bulk {which is always better - as long as one can actually afford to buy bulk!}

{{{ We have also recently started to do freezer meals in our family and so far it has worked out just fine and all the recipes I pulled from the Internet were perfect. I am however, not going to blog about those meals, but I can tell you that the best recipes I have found are from Ruth who blogs over at Living Well Spending Less .  Hop on over and you will find all kinds of recipes, money saving tips and more ! }}}

ONE-POT MEATBALL AND RICE DINNER

6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

MEATBALLS:

500g Lean Ground Beef
1 Extra-Large Egg
1 cup Fresh Breadcrumbs
1 t Ground Cumin
1/4 t Salt
1/4 t Black Pepper
1 Small Onion, grated

Oil, to fry

VEGETABLES ETC:

1 Large Onion, chopped
1 Celery Rib, chopped
2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
1 cup Red Wine  {or more Beef Stock}
2 cups Rice
1 cup Carrots, peeled and sliced into rings
2 cups Potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups Beef Stock
1 1/2 cups Green Beans, tips cut off and halved
Salt and Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Mix all the ingredients for the Meatballs - form into small golf ball sized balls.
2.) Heat a little Oil in a large pan and quickly brown the Meatballs all over - remove from pan and keep aside.
3.) Add more Oil, if needed, to the same pan - saute the Onion, Celery and Garlic until just soft - add the Red Wine and simmer 3 minutes - transfer to a large pot with a lid.
4.) Add the Meatballs, Rice, Carrots, Potatoes and Beef Stock to the pot - simmer partially covered for 35 - 40 minutes or until the Rice is done {add a little Water if needed}
5.) Add the Green Beans 15 minutes before the end time of cooking, to the pot - stir through and keep simmering.

Transfer to a serving dish, season to taste with Salt and Pepper.

One-Pot Meatball and Rice Dinner ~ We all love easy, delicious recipes especially when using all fresh vegetables and this is an All-In-One-Dinner with some substitutes given as well www.WithABlast.net


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5 comments:

  1. This look so delicious. It is definitely a must try recipe.

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  2. Looks good, Linda. Have to love a one pot meal. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Love one pot meals like this, Linda! Your Meatball and Rice Dinner looks delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  4. One pot meals are so handy and this looks great

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  5. Hi Linda,
    I really enjoy a One Pot Meal, this looks great. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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