oriental meat-ball soup w/noodles & veggies

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Nancy J. Patrykus
from Spokane, WA

Here is a wonderful soup recipe, I have in my recipe box for a few years. I make the meat-balls days ahead of time,2 pounds of meat at a time and freeze what I don't need for this recipe. You can even use ground chicken or turkey. It is your choice. A few of my friends ask for this recipe, they seem to enjoy the flavors. I hope you will also. Nancy ... 4/28/13

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For oriental meat-ball soup w/noodles & veggies

  • 8 oz
    lean ground beef.
  • 1/4 c
    plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1
    white of one egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 bag
    (16) oz) fresh broccoli florets & baby carrots
  • 2 pkg
    (3oz) each oriential-flavor ramen noodles soup with seasoned packets
  • 6 oz
    fresh sugar snap peas remove sems and strings (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 2 tsp
    dark oriental sesame oil
  • Garnish
    sliced scallions
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How To Make oriental meat-ball soup w/noodles & veggies

  • 1
    Mix meat ingredients (the first five ingredients)together and mix well. Make the balls to the size you like. Not to big or to small. Not as large as balls for a spaghetti recipe! Fry the ball to brown them a little, over a medium heat. When adding 6 meat balls to the soup,the precooked balls will hold there shape, and not fall apart in the soup.
  • 2
    Bring 5 cups of water to a boil, in a large saucepan. (4-5 quart pan) Cut the baby carrots in 1/2 diagonally. Add carrots to boiling water,cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes until almost tender. Stir in broccoli and noodle flavoring packet , also the 6 pre-cooked browned meatballs. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 6-7 minutes. Break each "block" of noodles into 4 pieces. Add sugar snap peas and boil very gently, to separate strands 1-2 minutes, and peas turn bright green. Stir in sesame oil, remove from heat. Garnish with sliced scallions. Serve, and chow down on this delicious soup! I like to add a sprinkle of white pepper.. to kick up the taste!
  • 3
    I used one pound of ground meat for the balls. This made 1 dozen meatballs. Used 6 for this soup, and froze 6 meatballs to use later.

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