shortcut meatball soup

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Gail Welch
from Carthage, TX

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.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shortcut meatball soup

  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, coarse ground
  • 4 sm
    potatoes, irish
  • 3 md
    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
    green beans
  • 1 can
    mixed vegetables
  • 1/2-1 can
    whole kernel corn
  • 1 can
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce 15 oz (large)
  • 1 can
    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:
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How To Make shortcut meatball soup

  • Cooked Meatballs
    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.
  • Potato chunks and fresh cut carrots
    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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