Vegetable and Meatball Soup

By Becky G
September 20, 2015
1 Comment
Vegetable and Meatball Soup


Author Notes: Using ground meat to make savory meatballs for this one pot soup means less cooking time. Carrots, onion, celery and potato round out this hearty soup, but you can easily substitute any veggies you have on hand.Becky G

Serves: 6

Ingredients

To make the meatballs:

  • 1.5 pounds Ground Meat (beef, chicken, turkey)
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Better Than Boulion (flavor of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter

Soup components and veggies

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 5 Large Carrots
  • 5 Stalks Celery
  • 1 14 oz Can Diced Tomato
  • 1 32 oz Box Beef Stock or homemade if you have it
  • 5 Potatoes (any variety will work)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

To make the meatballs:

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl and mix together until well incorporated. Bread crumbs and egg have been omitted in this meatball mix as they would make the meatballs fall apart in the soup.
  2. Form meatballs into desired size. Heat Oil or butter in large soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Brown meatballs on all sides. They do not need to be cooked through as they will simmer in the soup later and finish cooking.
  3. Transfer browned meatballs to a plate or bowl. Cover to keep warm. Depending on the fat content of your meat, you may want to drain off some of the grease.

Soup components and veggies

  1. Dice onion and celery to any size you like. Peel and cut carrots into rounds, to any thickness you like.
  2. Melt butter in pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrots. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes or until veggies begin to soften.
  3. Add your potatoes after the other veggies are tender. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Jeannette S. September 23, 2015
I made this soup last night. It was a bit bland so I added some dried thyme (about 1/2tsp) and powdered marjoram- a couple of dashes.<br />The soup was great, but after having three bowls- the soup needs more stock/broth. I think the potato amount is a bit much- unless using smallish potatoes. Five average potatoes is quite a lot! Otherwise a nice soup- just needs a little tweaking.