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.

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30 Min
45 Min


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


  • 1In large bowl combine: Egg, bread brumbs, salt & pepper. Crumble all 3 meats and mix well. Shape into 1" balls.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Bring 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