Mommas Beef Meatball Soup with Barley

I wanted something light with just a bit of meat in it!! This turned out very flavourful and satisfying!!

  1. 2 carrots chopped small dice
  2. 1 stalk celery chopped small dice
  3. 1/2 cooking onion chopped small dice
  4. 2 cup chicken broth (bought or made)
  5. 3 cup water
  6. 1/4 lb lean ground beef
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/4 cup bread crumbs(or just enough to hold it together)
  9. 1 ground garlic salt fresh ground black pepper and secret spice( mine is ground sage) to taste
  10. 1 small palm full of Oregano
  11. 1/2 red pepper diced
  12. 1 green onion diced
  13. 1/4 cup pearl barley
  1. Pour chicken stock into sauce pan and add chopped veg and simmer
  2. in the meantime add all remaing ingredients except green onion and red pepper into a bowl and mix well
  3. Make tiny one bite meatballs!!(around 20) When all your balls are made drop them gently into the simmering broth to slowly simmerAdd in pearl barley!
  4. Simmer for at least an hour! Just before serving add green onion and red pepper stir into pot and take off the heat!!
  5. Serve with crusty bread or buns and enjoy!!!

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