Busy Day Meatball Soup Recipe:
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs
 
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Busy Day Meatball Soup Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 package Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 package Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
  • 1 large package mixed vegetables, frozen (of your choice)
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 handful barley*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (hamburger) or ground turkey
Instructions
Stove Top Method:
  1. Busy Day Meatball SoupIn a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add Onion Soup Mix, vegetable soup mix, frozen vegetables, cream of mushroom soup, tomato sauce, water, barley, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.  Stir together until combined.  Since the seasoning packets have added a lot of salt and flavorings, taste before adding any additional salt and pepper.

  2. Bring soup just to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low.

  3. Pinch off chunks of the raw hamburger (about 1/2-inch in diameter), roll into small balls, and then drop into the hot soup.  Cover and let simmer approximately 40 to 60 minutes.

  4. Soup is done when the hamburger balls are cooked completely and frozen vegetables are tender.

  5. Serve in individual soup bowls.  This is excellent served with a salad and sourdough bread.

  6. Serves many.

Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) Method:
  1. Preheat the crock pot/slow cooker.

  2. Add Onion Soup Mix, vegetable soup mix, frozen vegetables, cream of mushroom soup, tomato sauce, water, barley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Stir together until combined.  Since the seasoning packets have added a lot of salt and flavorings, taste before adding any additional salt and pepper.

  3. Cover your crock pot with a lid and cook approximately 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat.  Approximately 1 hour before soup is done, turn soup to high heat, pinch off chunks of the raw hamburger (about 1/2-inch in diameter), roll into small balls, and then drop into the hot soup.  Soup is done when hamburger is cooked completely.

  4. Serve in individual soup bowls. This is excellent served with a salad and sourdough bread.

  5. Serves many.

Recipe Notes

* If you don’t have any barley, you can always add a cup of noodles of your choice.  Personally, I really like barley!