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Hearty Meatball Soup Recipe

Hearty Meatball Soup Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:22 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 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


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a soup kettle, bring broth to a boil. Carefully add the meatballs. Add the tomato juice, tomatoes, vegetables, rice and basil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Add the parsley and soy sauce. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Yield: 22-24 servings (5-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 162 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I forgot to rate this recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I would make this again, but I would add cilantro to the meatball mix. I think it would give it more flavor. My family seem to have liked it,so yes I would make it again."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"This is a wonderful crowd pleasing dinner! I double it and freeze it in Ziplock bags for a quick meal."

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