French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes Recipe (Meatball Stew) (2024)

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When the temperature drops there is nothing better than a big bowl of comfort food so pull out your cookware and start preparing this French Canadian ragoût de boulettes (meatball stew) to enjoy.

The weather is getting cooler which means it is the perfect time to start making soups and stews. Depending on what you like to eat, there are many different types of stews, all flavourful and delicious. Irish stew, chicken stew, jambalaya, beef bourguignon and of course a traditional French Canadian ragoût de boulettes.

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Ragoût de boulettes

If you are French Canadian or have tried this traditional Meatball stew then you know the flavours are very different from your regular stews. By adding cinnamon, cloves, and ginger this stew is unique and tasty. When you add bread cubes to the meat mixture instead of bread crumbs it gives you the taste of holiday bread stuffing. Making it an ideal side or topping on potatoes or rice during your holiday meals. This meatball stew and gravy are also perfect on their own with a nice baguette to help soak up the gravy.

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Easy Meatball Stew Ideas

When it comes to meatball stews, there are a variety of flavours you can make but it all begins with the type of meat and seasoning you want to use. When people think of meatballs it is usually with spaghetti or on a sandwich. Meatballs in tomato sauce are basically an Italian meatball stew. If you like spicy, try a Cajun meatball stew using cajun spice, paprika or cayenne pepper.

Take any of your favourite meats grind them together and add spices and herbs that your entire family will enjoy. You may want to have some rubber gloves on once you start making the meatballs because there is nothing worse than having slimy hands from rolling the meat.

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French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes Recipe (Meatball Stew)

French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes or Meatball Stew Recipe is a traditional French Canadian food thatyou definitely have to make for Christmas!It will leave your tummy full and your house smelling wonderfully spiced! Two other French Canadian meals that Iserve over the holidays are the French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and theFrench Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet)!

French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes Ingredients

  • 1 lbs of ground pork
  • 1/2 lbs of ground beef
  • 1/4 lbs of salted pork
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tbs of parsley
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp of dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 2 slices of white bread, cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water
  • 8 tbs of browned flour (a sand colour- if you leave it longer to cook, it will give you a darker gravy)
  • 1 cup of lukewarm water

Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Large Deep Skillet or Saucepan
  • Mason Jar

How To Make French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes

  • 1. Grind all three meats together in a food processor.
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  • 2. Place meat into a big bowl.
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  • 3. Add onion, parsley, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, dry mustard, and pepper.
  • 4. In a small bowl, put the bread and milk together.
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  • 5. Blend together well with a spoon or your hands.
  • 6. Add the bread mixture to the meat mixture.
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  • 7. Mix well with a spoon or your hands.
  • 8. Shape and roll mixture into meatballs.
  • 9. Heat 2 tbs of vegetable oil in a large deep skillet or saucepan over low heat.
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  • 10. Add about 25 meatballs to a large skillet or saucepan and cook until meatballs are cooked throughout and no longer pink, flipping a few times to cook evenly, about 12 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness. Repeat until they are all cooked.
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  • 11. Remove fat from skillet. Add 2 cups of warm water. Cover and cook at low heat for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • 12. In a jar (Mason), add the warm cup of water and the browned flour. Close lid and shake or simply mix with a spoon until it’s mixed.
  • 13. Pour in the meatballs stew, stir regularly until the gravy has thicken (at least 15-30 minutes). If the gravy is not thick enough, add 4 more tablespoon of brown flour with 1/2 cup of warm water. Repeat as necessary.
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French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew)

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The French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes or Meatball Stew Recipe is a French Canadian traditional meal thatyou definitely have to make for Christmas!

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 2 hours hrs

Total Time 2 hours hrs 15 minutes mins

Course Recipes

Cuisine Canadian

Servings 25 meatballs

Calories 142 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Deep Skillet or Saucepan

  • Mason Jar

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs ground pork
  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/4 lbs salted pork
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 tbs parsley
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 slices white bread cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 8 tbs browned flour a sand colour- if you leave it longer to cook, it will give you a darker gravy
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

Instructions

  • Grind all three meats together in a food processor.

  • Place meat into a big bowl.

  • Add onion, parsley, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, dry mustard, and pepper.

  • In a small bowl, put the bread and milk together.

  • Blend together well with a spoon or your hands.

  • Add the bread mixture to the meat mixture.

  • Mix well with a spoon or your hands.

  • Shape and roll mixture into meatballs.

  • Heat 2 tbs of vegetable oil in a large skillet or saucepan over low heat.

  • Add about 25 meatballs to a large skillet or saucepan and cook until meatballs are cooked throughout and no longer pink, flipping a few times to cook evenly, about 12 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness. Repeat until they are all cooked.

  • Remove fat from skillet. Add 2 cups of warm water. Cover and cook at low heat for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • In a jar (Mason), add the warm cup of water and the browned flour. Close lid and shake or simply mix with a spoon until it’s mixed.

  • Pour in the stew, stir regularly until the gravy has thicken (at least 15-30 minutes). If you find the gravy is not thick enough, add 4 more tablespoon of brown flour with 1/2 cup of warm water. Repeat as necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg

Keyword Christmast meal, dinner, French Canadian Ragout de Pattes de Cochon, French Canadian Recipe, Meal, meatball stew, Ragoût de boulettes

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