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Hearty Meatball Soup

 Hearty Meatball Soup
A little bit of this thick and hearty soup goes a long way, so it's terrific to take to potlucks. My husband, Patrick, and I enjoy this on cold winter nights. —Janice Thompson, Lansing, Michigan
22 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
  • 8 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 8 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • In a stockpot, bring broth to a boil. Carefully add the meatballs.
  • Add the tomato juice, tomatoes, vegetables, rice and basil. Bring to
  • a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the parsley and soy sauce. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or

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Hearty Meatball Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until meatballs are no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Yield:
  • 22 servings (5-3/4 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 162 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.