Skip to main content New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Oven Meatball Stew

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"My husband found this recipe almost 30 years ago. He would often prepare it for me and our daughters...now they make it for their own families. - Madge Harman, Orange Park, Florida"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 12 meatballs. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, brown meatballs in oil. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Whisk flour into drippings until smooth. Gradually whisk in tomato juice; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return meatballs to pan. Add vegetables; stir gently. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.

Reviews

Read all reviews 14
  1. 20 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

this was VERY tasty - the tomato base was deliciously tangy. i found that the meatballs were falling apart alot when i browned them but (likely for the same reason) they were super tender. thi...

Most helpful critical review

I followed the directions on this to a T and nobody in my family liked it. The meatballs were bland as was the sauce.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

this was VERY tasty - the tomato base was deliciously tangy. i found that the meatballs were falling apart alot when i browned them but (likely for the same reason) they were super tender. thi...

I love this, DH likes it (he's not a fan of meatballs tho) the meatballs have great flavor, the 'sauce' needs a little more flavor though but definitely worth working with. I think I'll add cel...

I followed the directions on this to a T and nobody in my family liked it. The meatballs were bland as was the sauce.

Quite delicious! Didn't have tomato juice but improvised with a cup of tomato sauce and 1 1/2 cup of beef broth and a 1/2 tbsp of mustard. Very good for Oktober!

I made this dish for my fiance and I an a few guests. we were both unsure about an oven stew... an meatballs?.. but before I even threw it in the oven I knew we would love it. Problem was that i...

This is a great recipe! It almost reminds me of Hedgehogs but with more flavor (and veggies LOL). I did make just a couple of changes: I substituted dried onion just b/c that's what I always ...

This was a very good recipe. I didn't have any carrots on hand for this so I just added one can drained whole kernel corn and one can drained cut green beans and it turned out great. Everyone ...

Very Good! Used 1 can of tomato soup and 1 can of water for the tomato juice. Left out the pearled onions. Baked for 15 min longer. Turned out great. Only made changes in ingredients becaus...

I really enjoyed the meatballs in this recipe though I thought the sauce was a touch plain, maybe a bit of garlic and oregano would help. Next time I make it I will also reduce the milk to 1/4 ...