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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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:

Step-By-Step

1Add 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.
2Peel & 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.
3Open 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).
4Add 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