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French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew)

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!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 25 meatballs


  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of dry mustard
  • 2 slices of white bread cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 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


  • 1. Grind all three meats together in a food processor.
  • 2. Place meat into a big bowl.
  • 3. Add onion, parsley, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, dry mustard, and pepper.
  • 4. In a small bowl, put the bread and milk together.
  • 5. Blend together well with a spoon or your hands.
  • 6. Add the bread mixture to the meat mixture.
  • 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 skillet or saucepan over low heat.
  • 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. 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 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.
  • Enjoy!


Keyword dinner, Meal, meatball stew, Ragoût de boulettes
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