Saturday's Kitchen: Bean and Pasta Stew with Meatballs

Another quick and easy one pot stew the whole family will love, curtesy of BBC Good Food Magazine. Sausage meatballs add a ton of flavor to this already protein packed, hearty meal.
Tessa didn't even realize she was eating all the yummy veggies.

6-8 pack pork sausages
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions
3 celery sticks, diced
2 carrots, diced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
400 g can chopped tomatoes
1 L chicken stock
175 g macaroni
410 g can cannellini brans, rinse and drained
handful flat leaf parsley, chopped

  1. Snip the ends off the sausages and squeeze out the meat. Roll into rough walnut-sized meatballs. Heat half the oil in a large, wide pan and fry until browned, around 10 mins. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add the rest of the oil to the pan. Tip in the onions, celery and carrots and fry for 10 mins until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 min more. Tip in the tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.
  3. Stir in the macaroni and return the meatballs. Simmer for about 10 mins until pasta is cooked and meatballs are cooked though. Stir in beans and heat until piping hot. Season, mix in parsley and serve.

As always, if you try it and like it, please do let me know.

Until next time,