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Meatball Soup

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30 Min

These meatballs won't be sitting atop any plate of spaghetti. Our Meatball Soup just requires a spoon and a hearty appetite to enjoy every last drop.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (1.1-ounce) envelope beefy onion soup mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, rice, egg, and pepper; shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place them on a rimmed baking sheet or waxpaper.
  2. In a saucepan, combine water, soup mix and thyme; bring to a boil, then carefully drop meatballs into boiling soup. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 25 minutes.


We sometimes like to use ground turkey or chicken in place of the ground beef for a lighter change. You can also add cut-up fresh or frozen veggies if you like (whatever ones are left over from last night's supper will work just great.)

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My family loves this soup. We've been making it for 20-years! We use ground turkey......and add a bag of frozen veggies at the end. Considering how fast it's made, it has "Cooked all day" taste!

I use this recipe with a tomato based soup and serve it over mashed potatoes or rice, we've always called it, "meatballs and gravy."


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