Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This delicious soup is easy to make, even if you're on a budget! The flavor is rich and OH so yummy! I got the recipe from my sister, Lynn, who got it from our Beppe (Freisian for Grandma).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 T. oil in the bottom of a Dutch oven or stock pot.
  2. Add chopped vegetables and salt, pepper. Feel free to throw in whatever vegies you have in the fridge or want to use up!
  3. Saute until somewhat soft.
  4. Stir in curry powder and cook for another minute or two.
  5. Add water. Cover and simmer until vegetables are soft (30-90 minutes). Skim as needed.
  6. Use a hand-held blender to blend soup smooth, or put through regular blender in portions and return to pan. Add water if it is too thick (the soup should be thicker than broth, but thinner than tomato sauce).
  7. Stir in tomato sauce or paste, and again bring soup to a boil.
  8. Mix together ground beef and seasonings.
  9. Form into small balls (1/2-1") and drop into boiling soup. Simmer 10 minutes or so until meatballs are cooked through.
  10. Check for taste, add salt and/or pepper if needed.
  11. Serve with crusty French bread and salad!
Most Helpful

Great tasting and easy to make!!

Wonderful flavor, and what a easy way to make sure the family gets their veggies in!! Low calorie and low fat too makes it even that much better!! Thinking of trying this with chicken broth instead of water and turkey meatballs.

moniquevargas1223 February 13, 2011

Use Lipton Instant Soup packets. One or two boxes, follow instructions for cooking. No chicken meat the best. Add four tblspn dried parsley, One pound or more of small beef meatballs. A teaspoon of netmeg. Dutch brand MAGGI to taste (you can try dark sy sauce. Not as good) I use 20% fat beef for flavor. No fat, no flavor. My wife skimed the fat one time and it was like eating hot water. Place in fridge overnight. Next day wonderful, eat with crusty french bread and butter.

Bartje June 20, 2011