Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Best Meatball Soup You'll Ever Eat.

I. Love. Soup.

Seriously. I could eat it every day. I also love meatballs, but I'm not a huge pasta fan. What better than combining two of my favorite comfort foods into one?

Here's the recipe.
1lb lean ground beef
1 egg
Seasoned breadcrumbs
Dried parsley and oregano
A few cloves of garlic, however much you prefer
8 cups of beef broth
1/2 of a medium cabbage
3-4 large carrots
1 medium onion
2-3 stalks of celery
2 medium potatoes
3 tablespoons of tomato paste
Salt and pepper
Dried oregano and parsley
Garlic powder
Olive oil (or veggie oil, or whatever you use)
For the meatballs:
Combine ground beef, egg, seasonings (including salt and pepper), and garlic with enough breadcrumbs to hold it together. I don't have a measurement for this, I just gauge by the feel of the meat. Roll into 1" balls.
Heat oil in pan, add meatballs in batches, turning until browned. Remove meatballs and set to the side.
For the soup:
Combine beef broth, tomato paste, and seasonings in large pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer while you're getting the veggies ready.
Dice your carrots, celery, and onion. Wash your potatoes, and cut into chunks (leave the skin on!). Throw those in. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Chop your cabbage into spoon size slices. In the pot it goes, along with the meatballs. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or so, until the cabbage is softened. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve!
So simple, and so tasty. I could go for a nice big bowl of it right now!

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