Crockpot recipes
Hobo Meatball Stew
1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons salt -- divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper -- divided
4 medium potatoes -- peeled, and cut into chunks
4 medium carrots -- cut into chunks
1 large onion -- cut into chunks
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

In a bowl, combine beef, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. In a skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs on all sides; drain.

Place potatoes, carrots and onion in a slow cooker; top with meatballs. Combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, basil and remaining salt and pepper; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or until vegetables are tender.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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