Italian Meatball Stew

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Ingredients:

3 pounds ground beef
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups water
2 cups beef broth
14-1/2 ounces Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
12 ounces tomato paste
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning

Directions:

1. Combine beef, bread crumbs, eggs, milk, cheese, salt, garlic powder and pepper in large bowl.

2. Form into 2-inch-round balls. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

3. Brown meatballs on all sides. Transfer meatballs to the crock pot.

4. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine.

5. Cover and cook on low 4 to 6 hours.