Belgian Tomato Meatball Soup (Tomatensoep Met Ballekes)

"Traditional Meatball Soup - a classic Belgian dish. Use your favourite meatball recipe for this or purchase pre-made tiny meatballs! You can let the raw meatballs poach in the soup or bake them in some butter first and then add them to the soup afterwards. Serve this velvety tomato and meatball soup with a thick slice of bread. Another wonderful June D'Arville recipe. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
1 pot




  • Add the butter to a large and high pan. Place it over medium heat until melted. Then add the chopped garlic and onion together with the fresh rosemary.
  • Gently fry the garlic and onion for 4 minutes. Then pour in the canned chopped tomatoes and warm chicken stock.
  • Stir and then add the tomato paste. Season with a little pepper and salt.
  • Stir the soup again and then cover the pan. Cook the tomato soup for 8 minutes or until the onion is super soft. In the meantime chop the fresh ripe tomatoes up. Once the onion is soft, add the tomatoes.
  • Peel and slice the carrot. Also add this to the tomato soup.
  • Stir and cook for 8 more minutes until the carrot is soft. Remove the rosemary. Then blend or mix the warm tomato soup until it is very smooth. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste. Add the small meatballs to the soup. Cover the pan again and let them poach in the hot soup for 6 minutes until cooked through. Then add the chopped parsley.
  • Scoop the tomato meatball soup into bowls and serve hot.

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  1. This was an excellent, flavorsome soup! I made this exactly as posted, except I only had 16 meatballs made with 1/2 lb. ground beef. The carrot took longer to cook but, other than that, the directions were spot on. Even though I made it on a day that was 88 degrees, it was still great comfort food. I look forward to making this come the cooler months. Made by a fellow Feed Bag for Susie’s World Tour 2019.
  2. I didn't blend the soup and my handmade meatballs were probably larger than called for and more numerous. Other than that I prepared this as directed using fresh ingredients from my garden. The soup was very well received by my family. Made for SWT 2019


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