Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A yummy change from beef stew on a cold winter's night. Serve with warm bread or bread sticks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine egg, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, onion, garlic salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Add ground beef and mix well.
  3. Form about 36 meat balls.
  4. Cook meatballs in a large skillet over med heat until no longer pink, turning occasionally to brown evenly.
  5. Drain fat from skillet or remove meat from skillet and set aside.
  6. Combine beans, beef broth, tomatoes, water, mushrooms and Italian seasonings in a large sauce pan.
  7. Bring to boil.
  8. Add pasta bows and then return to boil.
  9. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  10. Stir in spinach and meatballs.
  11. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes more or just until spinach is wilted.
Most Helpful

This is a very hearty soup with a great flavor from the meatballs and the spinach. I like it a lot and plan to make it many times. The only suggestion I would offer others is that I wish I had doubled this recipe as it went very fast and I could easily have used more. Thanks for a grat recipe, Karen!

Sue Lau July 24, 2002

this was awesome! i used spaghetti pasta, and spiced it up with my own spices but other than that i stuck to the recipe and it was yummy

mamaof2cuteboys symonds February 26, 2003

This was a hit at my house and will be making this again and again. I followed the recipe exact but did throw in some red pepper flakes because we like things kicked up a bit. The only suggestion I have is that I will double the amount of pasta next time. Thanks Karen!

zytczak52 January 15, 2009