Meatball Soup

Monday, February 14, 2011

Who doesn't love soup?  Weather you are are sick or just want a comforting meal.

I received this recipe from a friend of mine. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
Ingredients for soup
1/3 cup olive oil 
1 stick butter 
2 onions- sliced & quartered 
2 carrots - sliced 
2 celery stalks - sliced 
4 medium potatoes - diced in large pieces 
1/2 lb. fresh green beans - cut 
1/2 small head of cabbage - thinly sliced 
2 zucchini - sliced & halved 
1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes 
6 cups of water
6 beef boullion cubes 
1 can Vegetable broth 
1 tsp. salt 
1/2 tsp. pepper 

Directions for Soup ( you will need a LARGE pot)
1. melt butter with olive oil over medium heat 

2. add onions, carrots, celery, potatoes and green beans 

3. stir to coat vegetables with butter & olive oil 

4. Cook 20 mins., stirring occasionally 

5. add water, bouillon cubes, vegetable broth, salt, pepper, cabbage, zucchini, and tomatoes with all their liquid

6. over high heat, bring to a boil, then stir 

7. reduce heat to low, cover, & simmer 40 mins.

Ingredients for Meatballs 
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef 
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs 
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Directions for Meatballs- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees 

1. mix ground beef, bread crumbs and garlic powder (with hands) 

2. roll into meatballs 

3. line cookie sheet with non - stick foil 

4. bake meatballs at 350 for 1/2 hour 

5. add meat balls to soup 

6. simmer soup with meatballs additional 20 mins. 

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Photo Credits: Soup-a-Palooza, 
bowl of soup


Jenn @ South of Sheridan February 15, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

I've never had meatball soup before - I'll definetely have to try this! Stopping by from 31dbbb.

Brandy@YDK February 15, 2011 at 9:27 AM  

sounds hardy. and delish for the weather.

blueviolet February 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM  

I sure like the sounds of that! Hearty and soothing.

Jules February 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM  

This sounds so hearty and delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Clairity February 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM  

I occasionally make meatballs to go with spaghetti but never in a soup. Sounds delish, gonna try it next time :)

Kristin February 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM  

I'm totally making soup tonight!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip February 17, 2011 at 12:03 AM  

I bet I could do this with turkey meatballs...or just have you make it for me! Haha!!

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Miss Angie February 17, 2011 at 8:22 PM  

Mmmmm, that looks goooooood!

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