Meatball and Pea Stew

Meatball and Pea Stew

Lately we've been enjoying pea from our garden. Children have been nibbling continuously with great appetite. Finally, I challenged them to pick as much pea as possible, enough for me to cook a pea strew with meatballs. I wanted them to understand the value of the food made from their own vegetables, grown patiently and naturally.

The whole process and especially the result was very successful. The pea dish turned out delicious, although it was improvised by me without any specific recipe. You can make the meatballs bigger or smaller, depending on your patience and skill. You can use any of your favorite meat. I combined minced beef and pork, but the ones made from turkey or chicken will also be very good.

If you don't have minced meat or patience with meatballs, you can cook the classic pea stew with meat.


Green peas
1 kg
frozen or fresh
Minced meat
500 g
I used even more, we like to have a lot of meatballs in the food
2 pieces
1 piece
Vegetable oil
50 ml
1 piece
3 tsp
Ground black pepper
0.25 tsp
Chopped parsley
1 tbsp
fresh or dried
Chopped dill
2 tbsp
plus other spices of your choice
Laurel leaves
2 pieces
Tomato paste
1 tbsp

Step by step


Place the minced meat in a bowl and add 1 onion finely chopped with a knife or in the food processor.


Add 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, chopped parsley and a little ground black pepper.

Mix well with your hands, until uniform and smooth.


Shape small meatballs with your hands and fry them (in a little oil) in a large pan. I fried them straight in the pot in which I continued to cook the pea dish.


With a fork, turn them carefully, so that they brown well on all sides.


Then transfer with a spatula to a plate and set aside for a little.

If you have more meatballs (or a smaller pan), fry them in 2-3 rounds.


In the same pot/pan with the oil in which you fried the meatballs, place 1 onion and 1 diced carrot. Stir and cook for 5-8 minutes, until lightly browned.


Then add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, mix and cook for another 2 minutes.


Toss in the green peas. Now I had fresh, but I usually use frozen green peas.


Add cold water to cover well, mix.


Add 2 bay leaves and cook over high heat until it comes to the boil.

Then turn the heat down and simmer for 20-30 minutes.


After this time, add the fried meatballs, stir and cook for another 15 minutes. If the water has dropped in the meantime and you like the food with more juice, add a little more hot water to the food.


At the end, season with salt, add chopped green dill and other favorite spices, mix well and turn off the heat.

Leave the food with the lid on for 15 minutes for the flavors to blend. Then, serve with great pleasure, it's delicious.


Quantity: 8 servings
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: intermediate
Ready in: 60 min
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