Mediterranean Meatball Soup



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix bread crumbs, egg, half of the garlic, half of the rosemary, black pepper and ground beef in a bowl.
  3. Shape meat mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs in a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake 15 minutes.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In a Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat.
  8. Add carrot, sweet pepper, onion, and remaining garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add remaining ingredients except spinach and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  10. Add meatballs to barley mixture.
  11. Heat through.
  12. Stir in spinach just before serving.