Everyone's had a great beef stew come out of their slow cooker. But sometimes, stewing meat can become tired and boring, and while you still want that great taste of beef stew, you don't want the actual meat that gives it that flavor. Enter meatballs, and one of the best stews you've ever made.
This stew is awesome. Not only do the meatballs give it an entirely different texture, but a mix of fresh and frozen veggies lends it depth, along with the splash of red wine that's thrown in along with them. And if you want something other than the vegetables outlined, try playing around with turnips, beets, fennel, or anything else that tickles your fancy.
Pro tip: Feel like pasta and meatballs instead? Omit the potatoes from the recipe and add 2 cups of cooked pasta when you add the frozen veggies.