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
To make the meatballs:
Ground Meat (beef, chicken, turkey)
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Better Than Boulion (flavor of your choice)
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.
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.
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
Dice onion and celery to any size you like. Peel and cut carrots into rounds, to any thickness you like.
Melt butter in pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrots. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes or until veggies begin to soften.
Add your potatoes after the other veggies are tender. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.