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Meatball Soup

Meatball Soup

29 Ratings
29 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Mixed vegetables, meatballs, and brown rice make a delicious and hearty soup that will warm you up on a cold winter night.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup brown rice
  • 3 bouillon cubes (low-sodium chicken or beef flavored, or 1 tablespoon low-sodium bouillon powder)
  • 4 tablespoons oregano (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 8 ounces ground beef (90% lean, or turkey or chicken)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 onion (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable mix (chopped, fresh, carrots, celery, and broccoli)

Directions

1. In a large pot, combine water, rice, bouillon cubes, and oregano. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir to dissolve bouillon. Reduce heat to low and simmer.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix ground meat, tomato, onion, egg, and salt. Form into 12 large meatballs.

3. Add meatballs to broth mixture and simmer 30 minutes.

4. Add vegetables. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked
and rice and vegetables are tender. Serve hot.

Source:

California Champions for Change Lunch Recipes
California Department of Public Health
Network for a Healthy California

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup broth mixture and 3 large meatballs (545g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 252
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 421 mg
Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 111 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 488 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 252
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 7 mg
Cholesterol 82 mg
Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 17 g
Minerals
Calcium 111 mg
Potassium 488 mg
Sodium 421 mg
Copper 251 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 71 mg
Phosphorus 227 mg
Selenium 19 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 230 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 1.4 mg
Vitamin C 8 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 45 mcg
Folate 44 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline 105 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods 1 1/2 ounces

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