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Student Meatball Soup     HT  SP   55mins

Serves 1-2     Hot  Meat  Soups  Gluten Wheat Dairy free  Eggless



300ml/10fl.oz. Beef Stock

25g/1oz Lentils

100g/4oz Minced Beef or Lamb

˝  Onion, finely chopped

˝ teaspoon Dried Mixed herbs

Salt and Black Pepper

2 Spring Onions, chopped

1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped




1. Place the water in a medium sized saucepan, add the lentils, bring to the boil then simmer for 20 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the mince, onions, herbs, salt and pepper. Shape into small walnut sized balls and set aside while the lentils are cooking.


3. Add the meatballs, spring onions, parsley, salt and pepper to the  lentils, partially cover and simmer for a further 30 minutes, stirring from time to time and adding a little water if necessary.



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