Meatball Soup Recipe

What is it about Meatball Soup that just makes me feel better? A big bowl of it is like an instant pick me up on a rainy, yucky day when I have more laundry to do than I can shake a stick at.

 

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Full of big, hearty meatballs, my meatball soup sticks to your bones without making you feel like you’ve eaten way too much.

To make it, I cook my meatballs as normal and then add the ingredients for the soup to the same pan I’ve been using to cook the meatballs.

That way, I only have one pan to wash instead of creating another issue to deal with like my laundry.

Speaking of which, whenever they invent a washer/dryer combo that fluffs, folds, irons, and puts clothes away, I’m beyond ready!

That would be an invention straight out of The Jetsons. Oh wait, they had Rosie.

Oh, if only we had Rosie.

But then I remember how my Grandmother would always sing as she did her housework. She was constantly moving and singing, from washing my Granddaddy’s overalls to scrubbing her walls and floors, she sang. She’d iron for hours on end, stilling humming and singing and would dance a bit as she went back and forth hanging clothes in the closet as she went.

She made Snow White’s saying of whistle while you work sound like the most obvious thing in the world.

One thing is certain, I never heard my Grandmother complaining about housework. I’m sure she had as much of it, if not more, than I do.

And so, for today, I’ll sing a bit more as I fluff and fold and match enough socks to reach the ends of the earth. I feel blessed that we have them.

Here’s my Meatball Soup Recipe. I hope it comforts you through laundry and dishes, homework, and messy playrooms. If not, maybe try singing a little.

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Meatball Soup Recipe
 
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Meatball soup is a delicious, hearty beef recipe that is perfect for cool weather meals. Hearty and satisfying!
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bread or cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oregano flakes
  • For the Soup:
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano flakes
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
Instructions
  1. For the meatballs:
  2. Mix together all ingredients for the meatballs. Set aside.
  3. Drizzle olive oil into the bottom of a large skillet or pan over medium-low heat.
  4. Using a tablespoon scoop or spoon, form meatballs from the ground beef mixture. Drop into the heated skillet, turning occasionally to ensure that all sides of the meatball have been browned, about 7 minutes.
  5. Add tomato sauce and oregano to the pan with the meatballs and reduce heat to a low simmer. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. For the soup:
  7. Add all ingredients to the pan with the meatballs. Simmer over low-medium heat for 15 minutes.
  8. Serve warm.

 

If you love meatballs and/ or beef soups, you might like these recipes:

Meatball Sliders

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup (with beef)

Weeknight Black Bean Chili

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs from She Wears Many Hats

Cheeseburger Meatballs from Bake Your Day

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xoxo

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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Comments

  1. 1

    Looks delicious!

  2. 2

    I’m totally on board with that washing machine. Since having a baby, I swear my laundry triples every day!!

    Love this soup…looks so filling!!

  3. 3

    yum! my father in law gave me his grandmother’s recipe for meatball soup– reminds me that i need to make it!

  4. 4

    This soup is right up my alley!! My husband would love this too.

  5. 5

    I have had a thing with meatballs lately – just can’t get enough. This is right up my alley, Robyn!

  6. 6

    I love thinking about your grandmother singing and humming while she worked. I need to try that while I clean the bathrooms today. ;)

    This soup looks so wonderful and comforting! Definitely going onto my must-make list!

  7. 7

    Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to have a “Rosie?” I always loved Rosie and her dry sense of humor. I also want their flying car and transport tube…remember those? Until we all have those, we’ll just have to be content with the conveniences we do have. At least we’re not using wringer washing machines and “ice boxes!” Love your grandmother’s attitude toward house work. I’m going to try singing a bit while I vacuum today :-)

  8. 8

    This soup looks awesome. I have meatballs frozen in the fridge.. I should definitely use them up by making a big ‘ol pot of soup!

  9. 9

    HA-yesssssss.

  10. 10

    My family would go CRAZY over this!! Looks so rich and hearty.

  11. 11

    This soup is everything I’ve ever wanted in life. YUM!!

  12. 12

    This looks so hearty and delicious and meatball soup is so comforting.

  13. 13

    Sounds as if you had a great grandmother! Love the soup recipe…can’t wait to make a big pot. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  14. 14

    Meatball soup sounds fantastic!

  15. 15

    anyone have the calorie count?

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