Meat Feast Soup with Couscous Meat Feast Soup with Couscous

Meat Feast Soup with Couscous

Hearty warming meal in a bowl for hungry mouths. Beef mince meatballs cooked in a tomato based soup with couscous.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
40 minutes

6 people


  • 375g lean beef mince
  • 1 small onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint or parsley
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 850ml good, hot vegetable stock
  • 175g Savoy or green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 50g dried plain couscous
  • 50g freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Put the mince, onion, garlic, herbs and seasoning in a large bowl. Mix together and shape into twenty to twenty-four 2.5cm balls.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the meatballs for 4-6 minutes until brown. Spoon off any excess fat.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and stock. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add the cabbage and couscous. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with the grated cheese, if used and serve immediately.