Shortcut Meatball Soup

6
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

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  • 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:

How to Make Shortcut Meatball Soup

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.

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About Shortcut Meatball Soup

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




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