Meatball Soup

Natalie Loop


This is a family favorite. All my guys insist on having meat in soup for it to be filling. This is a crowd pleaser and works great for taking to functions. I guarantee if guys are around there will not be any left over.
I made cornbread to accompany it or sometimes make cheese quesadillas which is my personal favorite.


★★★★★ 3 votes

30 Min
45 Min


  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef lean
  • 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 1/4 lb
    ground turkey
  • 4 c
    beef broth
  • 1 can(s)
    46 oz. tomato juice
  • 1 can(s)
    14.5 oz. stewed tomatoes
  • 4 c
    cabbage, shredded or get bag in produce for coleslaw
  • 1/2 c
    celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c
    carrot, sliced thinly
  • 1 box
    6 oz. uncle ben's long grain & wild rice (original recipe)
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce

How to Make Meatball Soup


  1. In large bowl combine: Egg, bread brumbs, salt & pepper. Crumble all 3 meats and mix well. Shape into 1" balls.
  2. In stock pot, bring the broth to a boil. Add tomato juice, stewed tomatoes, rice and seasoning packets included in the rice, basil, meatballs, cabbage and all other vegetables.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 35-45 mins. Add the parsely and soy sauce and simmer uncovered an additional 10 mins. until vegetables are tender and meatballs fully cooked through.

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About Meatball Soup

Course/Dish: Beef Soups Other Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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