Meatball Soup

A full-flavored Italian recipe, this hearty soup is brimming with pasta, garbanzo beans, and spinach.



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Yield: 4 (main-dish) servings
Total Time: 50 mins
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Ingredients
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    beaten egg
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    1/2  cup 
    soft bread crumbs (2/3 slice)
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    2   tablespoons 
    grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh parsley
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    1   tablespoon 
    finely chopped onion
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    garlic salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    1/2  pound 
    ground beef
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    1  15  ounce can 
    garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
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    1  14  ounce can 
    beef broth
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    1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    Italian-style stewed tomatoes
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    1 1/2  cups 
    water
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    1   cup 
    sliced fresh mushrooms
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    dried Italian seasoning, crushed
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    tiny bow-tie pasta or ditalini
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    3   cups 
    torn spinach or 1/2 of a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

Directions
1.
In a medium mixing bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan or Romano cheese, parsley, onion, garlic salt, and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into 36 balls.
2.
In a large skillet cook meatballs over medium heat about 8 minutes or until done (160 degrees F), turning occasionally to brown evenly. Drain fat from pan. Set meatballs aside.
3.
In a large saucepan stir together garbanzo beans, beef broth, undrained tomatoes, water, mushrooms, and Italian seasoning. Bring to boiling. Add pasta. Return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in spinach and meatballs. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or just until spinach is wilted. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare soup, except do not add spinach; cool. Transfer to airtight freezer container; seal, label, and freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, transfer to saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to break up. Stir in spinach as above.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 323, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 91, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 36, fiber (g) 8, pro. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 1409, vit. C (mg) 12, sodium (mg) 1251, calcium (mg) 141, iron (mg) 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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