Shortcut Meatball Soup

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

Using ground beef is a quick way to make homemade soup. I was running short on time so I used hamburger meat in place of stew meat. My family loves the meatballs.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground chuck
1/4 tsp
seasoned salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper, coarse ground
4 small
potatoes, irish
3 medium
carrots, chopped
6 c
water to cover (potatoes and carrots)
3/4 c
large elbow macaroni
4 c
water to cover
1/2 tsp
salt or sea salt
1 can(s)
green beans
1 can(s)
mixed vegetables
1/2-1 can(s)
whole kernel corn
1 can(s)
tomatoes, diced
1 can(s)
tomato sauce 15 oz (large)
1 can(s)
water more as needed or 1 can beef broth
1/2 tsp
season salt
1 tsp
black pepper, coarse ground

TIP: USE CANNED WHOLE OR SLICED POTATOES AND CANNED CARROTS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE EVEN FASTER:

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add salt and pepper to ground beef. Shape into 1 inch balls. Fry in skillet until done. Drain. Set aside. Boil 3/4 cup large elbow macaroni with salted water per package directions until done but still firm. Approximately 12 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2
Peel & cube potatoes and cut carrots into cubes or round slices. Place in salted water and boil until tender. Approximately 20 minutes. Do not over cook.
3
Open cans of vegetables and pour in large heavy saucepan. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Add 1 soup can water. Drain water from potatoes and carrots. Add potatoes and carrots to vegetables. Add meatballs. Bring to a boil. Add seasoned salt to taste (1/2 tsp) and (1/2 tsp-1 tsp) coarse ground black pepper, (more or less to taste).
4
Add water or 1 can beef broth if more liquid is needed. Add macaroni and cook until bubbly. Serve with cornbread or saltine crackers.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy