June 21, 2020

RECIPE: Jerry's Favorite Meatball Soup


Jerry absolutely LOVES this soup! I just made it for him for Father's Day today. He requests it all the time (and sadly, I rarely make it). It's very filling, healthy, and good comfort food.

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Jerry's Favorite Meatball Soup

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
4 cups beef broth
4 cups chicken broth
1 can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
4 oz. pasta (my family loves orecchiette)
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 egg
¼ cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. ground sage


Directions:

Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Chop and add the onion, carrots, and garlic. Cook until onion and carrots are soft, reducing heat if needed (to avoid burning the garlic). Add the broth (both kinds) and bring to a boil.

While you're waiting for the boil, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and sage. When broth is boiling, add the pasta and beans, then roll the meat mixture into bite-size meatballs and drop into the boiling soup. (I use a small ice creaam scoop to just scoop up the meat mixture and drop it into the broth.)

Once all the meatballs are in, reduce the heat a to med-low and cook until the pasta is tender and the meat is cooked through.

**Instead of rolling all the meatballs, what I do is use a mini spring-loaded ice cream scoop--It holds one tablespoon. I just scoop up some meat mixture, squeeze the handle, and it drops into the soup. It's much faster than rolling them, and your hands don't get messy. It works great for cookies, too!



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