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Meatballs Soup

Meatball Soup With Vegetables

Meatball Soup With Vegetables is a light but very tasty soup filled with a combination of shrimp and ground beef meatballs and vegetables. The ideal recipe to make during the fall and winter season.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people



  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalk green onions finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour

Broth Ingredients

  • 1/2 whole white onions
  • 2 stalk green onions
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and julienne
  • 1/4 head green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar


  • Put all of the meatball ingredients into a big mixing bowl. Mix all of the ingredients by hand until the meat mixture becomes thick and pasty.
  • Form the meatballs by taking a large spoonful of the meat mixture and roll the meat mixture into a ball using both palms. Arrange the meatballs (around 27 meatballs depending on the size) on a lightly oiled plate with space between them. Transfer the meatballs into the refrigerator,
  • Place a medium sized dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat. Then add the vegetable broth, beef broth, water, onion, carrots and green onion, season with salt, pepper and fish sauce.
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Then turn down the heat to medium and continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir the cabbage into the mixture. Cover and continue cooking for 5 to 6 minutes. Then uncover, remove the stalk of green onions from the mixture and stir in the ground thyme.
  • Add the meatballs into the mixture carefully. Cover and bring to a boil. Continue cooking for 12 to 14 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Stir the vinegar into mixture, turn off the heat.
  • Best served with glass noodles or angel hair pasta. Enjoy!
Keyword Dinner Recipe