How to Make Delicious Spinach and Meatball Soup: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use beef instead of pork for the meatballs?
A: Yes, you can use beef or a mix of pork and beef for a different flavor profile.

Q: Is it necessary to blanch the spinach before adding it to the soup?
A: Blanching the spinach is recommended to remove any impurities and to maintain its vibrant color in the soup.

Q: Can I make the meatballs ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can prepare the meatballs in advance and store them in the refrigerator before cooking.

Spinach and Meatball Soup


  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • Ground meat (mix of lean and fat)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 grams of MSG (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 20 grams of cornstarch
  • 10 grams of chopped green onions
  1. Mix ground meat with cornstarch, stirring in one direction until well combined.
  2. Add a pinch of salt to the meat mixture and stir evenly.
  3. Wash and blanch the spinach, then drain and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pot, and sauté green onions until fragrant.
  5. Add water to the pot and bring to a boil. Then add meatballs and cook until they float to the surface.
  6. Add the spinach to the soup, season with salt and MSG (if using), and serve.
  • Rich in iron and calcium
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • Contains vitamins and minerals from spinach
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