Hearty Meatball Vegetable Stew

Jenn Visser


We have a fabulous little cafe here in Hermitage, just outside Nashville, TN called Cafe Bosna. The owner/chef makes the most awesome homemade soups! Ever since I tasted her cooking, I've been inspired to take my cooking skills to new heights! I created one over the weekend that I think she'd actually be proud of. If you're ever in the Nashville area, go eat there and thank me later ;) Hope you enjoy the recipe!


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15 Min
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2 Tbsp
olive oil
4 clove
1 large
1 c
chopped carrots
1 c
chopped celery
1 tsp
thyme, dried (or 1-2 tb fresh)
4 c
beef broth
1 pkg
frozen meatballs (or fresh if you've got time)
head of cabbage, chopped
1 can(s)
crushed tomatoes (14 oz)
1 can(s)
tomato paste
1/2 c
red wine, dry (you can add up to a cup if you like)
bay leaves
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
salt & pepper (to taste)

How to Make Hearty Meatball Vegetable Stew


  • 1Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a stock pot, then add garlic and onion. Sautee until onion is translucent.
  • 2Next add carrots, celery, and thyme and continue sauteing until veggies are almost tender.
  • 3Add all remaining ingredients and allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes on med-low heat. (If you have time to simmer longer, the flavor will be much stronger.)
  • 4Serve with a little bit of grated parmesan or pecorino romano cheese on top, and add some crusty garlic bread on the side to complete you meal!

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