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Hearty Meatball Spinach Soup

Hearty Meatball Spinach Soup

We believe that meatballs make everything better. It's not surprising they're the stars of our savory soup. But it's kinda surprising it can fit into a smart eating plan.

Prep time15 min
Total time50min
ServingsMakes 7 servings, about 1 cup soup and 4 crackers each.
  • ½ lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, divided
  • 20 PREMIUM Saltine Crackers, finely crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cans (14 oz. each) reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
  • Combine meat, 1/4 cup onions, 1/3 of garlic and 1/2 tsp. oregano in large bowl. Add cracker crumbs and egg; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Cook and stir remaining onions and garlic in hot oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan on medium-high heat 3 to 5 min. or until onions are tender. Add broth, tomatoes, spinach and remaining oregano; bring to boil. Add meatballs; cover. Simmer on low 20 to 25 min. or until meatballs are done.
  • Serve with additional saltines.
Nutrition Notes

Come in from the cold and enjoy a serving of this delicious soup. As a bonus, the spinach is high in vitamin A, and the tomatoes and spinach team up to provide vitamin C.

Recipe Tips
  • Substitute
    Substitute frozen gound turkey, thawed, for the ground beef.
  • Special Extra
    Stewed tomatoes come in several different varieties - try one with garlic and jalapenos for extra flavor.
  • Special Extra
    Add 1 tsp. chopped cilantro to the meat mixture along with the oregano.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 8g 
   Saturated fat 2g 
Cholesterol 50mg 
Sodium 610mg 
Carbohydrate 25g 
   Dietary fiber 4g 
   Total sugars 5g 
Protein 13g 
Vitamin A100 %DV
Vitamin C30 %DV
Calcium15 %DV

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