Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cooking Thursday

I love making soup in the winter.  It's usually a pretty healthy meal, helps warm me up and we love having the leftovers.  The recipe I'm sharing is one I had as a kid.  My aunt made it for our family once and it became an instant favorite.  Both of my sisters still make this one and all of our families enjoy it.
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Vegetable Meatball Soup

8 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Accent
1 pound ground beef in 1 inch balls
1 1/4 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup uncooked rice
2 small potatoes, diced
1 can chopped tomato
10 ounces frozen mixed vegetables for soup
2 envelopes Lipton Beefy Onion soup

Bring water to boil.  Add salt, accent and meat balls.  Bring back to a rapid boil and skim off meat sediment.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 hours.

*I often prepare this in the evening and instead of simmering it for 2 hours, I put it in my crockpot and refrigerate it overnight.  Then when I go to work in the morning, I turn the crockpot on low and come home to a wonderful pot of soup!


Debbie Jones said...

Sounds good. I may try this. I am really in the mood for a good crock-pot vegetable soup! Thanks for the idea!

Simone said...

Yum! That looks so good! Miss you, my friend. I can't wait until life slows down for me so I can get back to normal and blogging again.

Beth Cotell said...

That looks so tasty! Perfect for a cold winter's day!

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Looks delicious!

Pat said...

I wish I had a bowl of this right now. I don't know why, but I find meatballs so much more appealing in soup then say plain old ground beef. YUM!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love soup!!!! Any kind of soup. And this looks delicious. Oh, and your wordless image looks absolutely beautiful.

Terri said...

Yes - this is the best!

Anonymous said...

Makes me so hungry!

Jenny said...

TG would love this. Duly copied. Thanks, Mari!

Brenda said...

We are a soup eating family. I know I've told you this before, but the stuffed pepper soup recipe you posted has become a favorite. Whenever I say I'm making it Grace gets really excited. I make a double batch and we eat on it for a week. There are never any leftovers!

Jenny Woolf said...

I love making soups too. They're easy and really good.

Melissa said...

This looks really good! I think I'll try your idea of putting it in the crockpot!