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.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 7 servings
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, divided
20 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
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Let's Make It
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.
Substitute ground turkey for the ground beef.
Stewed tomatoes come in several different varieties - try one with garlic and jalapenos for extra flavor.
Add 1 tsp. chopped cilantro to the meat mixture along with the oregano.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
7 servings, about 1 cup soup and 4 crackers each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.