French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe

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

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

French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) 

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
  • 2 slices of white bread, cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 tbs of vegetable oil
  • 3 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

Instructions

1. Grind all three meats together in a food processor.

meats in a food processor
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe in process balls

2. Place meat into a big bowl.

 Ragoût de Boulettes mixed ingredients
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe in process meatballs 2

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

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

bread and milk mixture
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe in process meatballs 3

5. Blend together well with a spoon or your hands.

6. Add the bread mixture to the meat mixture.

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

7. Mix well with a spoon or your hands.

8. Shape and roll mixture into meatballs.

9. Heat 3 tbs of vegetable oil in a large skillet or saucepan over low heat.

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

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.

French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe 2

11. Add 3 cups of warm water. Cover and cook at low heat for 30 minutes.

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.

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

13. Pour in the 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.

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

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French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew)

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

Course: Recipes
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: dinner, Meal, meatball stew, Ragoût de boulettes
Author: Lyne
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
  • 2 slices of white bread cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 tbs of vegetable oil
  • 3 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
Instructions
  1. 1. Grind all three meats together in a food processor.
  2. 2. Place meat into a big bowl.
  3. 3. Add onion, parsley, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, dry mustard, and pepper.
  4. 4. In a small bowl, put the bread and milk together.
  5. 5. Blend together well with a spoon or your hands.
  6. 6. Add the bread mixture to the meat mixture.
  7. 7. Mix well with a spoon or your hands.
  8. 8. Shape and roll mixture into meatballs.
  9. 9. Heat 3 tbs of vegetable oil in a large skillet or saucepan over low heat.
  10. 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.
  11. 11. Add 3 cups of warm water. Cover and cook at low heat for 30 minutes.
  12. 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. 13. 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.
  14. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe
Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. I love learning about new recipes and this one is completely new. I love meatballs (and they are so great for making double batches and freezing the extras!). I will try to give this recipe a go over the break. Thanks!

  2. Love the idea of a meatball stew but for some reason my pallet things ginger and cinnamon are for desserts?? Might have to mix it up a bit with spices on my end. 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh this sounds so delicious and I can’t wait to try them.I do make tourtiere pies which are a little bit similar but these meat balls sound sublime.Thank you for the recipe.

    • If you like tourtiere, you will definitely like this recipe! Let us know how much you like them and thanks for commenting!

  4. I love French Canadian recipes and I know I will enjoy these meatballs very much.I love the spices in the meat. Thanks for shaRING THIS.

  5. My mother usually makes the meatballs in our family and they’re absolutely delicious but maybe I’ll give it a shot and share with her for a change.

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