Mini Meatball and Vegetable Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (80% to 85% lean)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups frozen vegetable blend (such as green beans, corn and peas)
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  • Combine tomatoes, broth and 1/2 cup water in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine ground beef, bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons water in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 32 one-inch meatballs.
  • Add meatballs and vegetables to broth mixture; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until meatballs are not pink in center and vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron and zinc, and a good source of selenium.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 568
  Calories from Fat 237 (42%)
(40%)Total Fat 26g
(50%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(28%)Cholesterol 85mg
(31%)Sodium 739mg
(36%)Potassium 1271mg
Total Carbohydrate 55g
(59%)Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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