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Meatball Soup

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Categories: Kid-friendly
Type: Soups and Stews

Kids love the tiny meatballs in this healthy soup.

Serves: Serves: 6 (1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3 cups Healthy Request tomato juice or any reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 2 cups (one 16-ounce can) Healthy Request Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups (one 16-ounce can) cream-style corn
  • 1 teaspoon chili seasoning
  • 2/3 cup (2 ounces) uncooked Minute Rice

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Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine meat, onion flakes, and parsley flakes.
  2. Form into 24 (1-inch) meatballs. Place meatballs in a large skillet sprayed with olive oil-flavored cooking spray.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes or until meatballs are browned.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine tomato juice, chicken broth, cream-style corn, and chili seasoning. Bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Stir in uncooked rice. Gently add browned meatballs.
  6. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Tips:
  • If your family enjoys extra-spicy flavor, why not experiment by increasing (gradually!) the amount of chili seasoning?

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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