Friday, February 17, 2012

MKG's Giada-Inspired Meatball Stoup

S and I are lucky girls.  On Tuesday night M treated us to a culinary delight, his famous Meatball Stoup.  Well, it's famous now anyways.  Many nights I fall asleep with Giada or Ina playing in a continuous loop, and one day last week M came in as Giada was making this.  Being the thoughtful guy that he is, of course he decided to GFG the recipe.  Here's what he did:

MKG's Giada-Inspired Meatball Stoup
2 lbs ground meat, half sausage half ground beef
1 egg
handful dried parsley
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper

1/2 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
carton of mushrooms, chopped
couple cups of green beans, trimmed and chopped
15 oz drained diced tomatoes
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Form your meatballs and brown in a large dutch oven.  Remove from DO.  In same pot, throw in all your veg and cook for 10 minutes-ish.  Then add broth and tomatoes and season to taste.  Bring to a simmer then put your meatballs back in and cook for 20-30 minutes. 

The stoup was awesome and we eventually even got the baby hippo to eat some veggies!  Lately all the girl wants is cheese, meat, or fruit.  Or cauliflower, or maybe some broccoli, or anything with hummus.  Anyways.  It was great.  Good job M!!!!

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