|Ground beef||1 Pound|
|Soft whole wheat bread crumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Condensed minestrone soup||10 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)|
|Canned condensed tomato soup||10 3⁄4 Ounce (1 Can)|
|Water||21 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Soups Can)|
1. Saute bacon until crisp in a large saucepan; remove and drain on paper toweling; crumble and set aside for garnish. Pour off all drippings, then measure 1 tablespoonful and return to pan.
2. Mix ground beef lightly with egg, water, bread crumbs and seasonings until well-blended; shape into 48 balls.
3. Brown, half at a time, in drippings in pan; pour off any remaining drippings. Return all meat balls to pan; stir in soups and water; cover.
4. Simmer, stirring several times, about 20 minutes to blend flavors. Ladle into soup bowls; sprinkle with crumbled bacon.