ORIENTAL MEAT-BALL SOUP W/NOODLES & VEGGIES

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Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

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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(s)
(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

How to Make ORIENTAL MEAT-BALL SOUP W/NOODLES & VEGGIES

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix 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.
  • 2Bring 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!
  • 3I 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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