Mini Meatball Soup with Herby Croutons
Mini Meatball Soup with Herby Croutons is something I discovered from using the food delivery service EveryPlate. It was so delicious that I needed to figure out how to recreate it so I could make it whenever I wanted!
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My mini meatball soup with croutons has tender Pork meatballs, vegetables and Israeli Couscous, all simmered in a rich tomato broth topped with deliciously seasoned croutons.
Making croutons is now my favorite thing! I love using Hawaiian loaf bread. It comes out buttery & crunchy on the outside and nice & soft in the inside.
This is the best soup recipe when you want something cozy and loaded with delicious ingredients including onions, carrots, meatballs and my favorite… Israeli couscous!
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Pork Meatball Soup With Croutons Soup
serving size 3-4, Time: 45 minutes
- 4 oz ground pork
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 4 1/2 tsp Better Than Bouillon (you can substitute with 4 1/2 Cups of chicken stock)
- 1 tsp homemade Italian seasoning or store bought
- 1/2 Cup shredded parmesan
- 1 Cup Israeli couscous
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots (1-2 medium size)
- 1 slice white bread(or any you have)
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp Panko bread crumbs
- black pepper
- **I love adding garbanzo beans if you have any 😊
- Wash and dry produce. Finely chop onion and garlic. Trim, peel, and dice carrot.
- Drizzle of olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and a big pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste, and 2 tsp Italian Seasoning. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Stir in bouillon and 4 1/2 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, in a medium size bowl, combine pork, panko, 1 tsp of garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper. mix together and then form sausage into ½-inch mini meatballs on plate(I normally have about 25-30 mini meatballs) (To prevent sticking, wet your hands first!) Once the broth is boiling, carefully drop in the mini meatballs. Cook until the meatballs are cooked through, about 6-7 minutes.
- Once meatballs are cooked through, stir couscous into pot. Reduce heat to low and simmer until couscous is al dente, 8-10 minutes. (If soup gets too thick, add a splash of water.) Stir in half the Parmesan (save some for serving) and season with salt and pepper.
- While couscous cooks, cut bread into ½-inch pieces. Melt 1 TBSP butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add bread, remaining Italian Seasoning, and a little bit of salt and pepper. Cook, flipping them until golden brown, 4-6 minutes. (Lower heat if browning too quickly.) Remove pan from heat.
- Divide soup between bowls. Top the soup with croutons and the remaining Parmesan just before serving. Enjoy!!
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