You are here: Home » Recipes » Meatball Stew Meatball Stew Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 6 servings These tasty meatballs in a tomato gravy with rice and peas provide a hearty meal. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 pounds ground sirloin2 large egg whites, lightly beaten1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs1 tablespoon minced garlic Salt and pepper1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried thyme1 onion, finely chopped1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch squares2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans no-salt-added whole tomatoes, crushed, with their juices1 (10 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added tomatoe puree1 (10 1/2-ounce) can beef broth2/3 cup long-grain rice1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas Instructions Preheat broiler. In a bowl, combine meat, egg whites, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and pepper, basil and thyme. Shape into 30 balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place meatballs on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Broil in oven 4 to 5 minutes, turn meatballs, and continue broiling 4 minutes longer, or until done. Remove from broiler and set aside. In a large pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, saute onion and green pepper over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato puree and beef broth. Bring to a boil and add meatballs. Mix in rice, cover, reduce heat, and continue cooking 20 minutes, or until rice is done. Stir in peas, cover, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until peas are tender.