Cabbage and Meatball Soup

  • onions, finely sliced
  • cooking oil
  • garlic chopped
  • cabbage, finely sliced
  • small meatballs (approx 1" in diameter) of any kind (store bought or homemade)*
  • broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tomato paste, optional
  • fresh parsley, chopped, to garnish

Heat cooking oil in large pot on the stove on medium.  Add onions and saute until translucent, but not browning.  Add garlic and stir one minute more.  Add a generous helping of broth and bring to a simmer.  Drop in your meatballs and cabbage and simmer until meat is cooked through.  Season with salt and pepper and optional tomato paste.  Garnish with fresh parsley.

*If you want to make your own meatballs, here's what I do.  For every pound of ground meat (spiced or unspiced) mix in salt and pepper to taste and additional spices as desired.  Add 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1 egg.  Mix well and form into small balls.