08 January 2010

Meatball Soup

One of my favorite recipes! I got it from a friend of mine. Very hearty.

1 lb ground meat (we use beef or pork or a mixture of both) (if frozen, just put in pot, just takes longer to cook)
2 cups rice (not instant or minute rice, we use Mahatma)
6 med potatoes, peeled, bite size
2 carrots, peeled, bite size
1 bell pepper, bite size
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Spices to taste: salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, rubbed sage, garlic season all, Italian seasoning, poultry seasoning
Lemon juice

Spray soup pot.
Put in all ingredients & spices.
Add enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to simmer for about 2 hours.
Stir often.
Add more water & stir as needed.
After it's done (when meat is done & veggies are fork tender), ladle into bowls & add a squirt or 2 of lemon juice to each bowl. Yum!

Add Red or Yellow Bell Peppers
Twisty or Elbow Pasta
Can make Mexican rice and put in bowl at the same time you put soup in, just don't add rice to your soup.


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