Easy Hearty Italian Meatball Soup
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 75 Minutes
This recipes is easy to make and is loaded with herbs, spices, tasty meatballs and vegetables making this a well balanced meal for the entire family. But t is the meatballs that make this soup so delicious.
For the meatballs ~ 1 ½ lb. grass fed lean ground beef • 1 tbsp. organic GF sweet paprika • 1 tbsp. organic GF oregano • 2 garlic cloves minced or 1 tsp. organic GF ground garlic powder • 1 tsp. organic GF ground mustard seed • 1 cup chopped organic parsley • 1 tsp. sea salt • 1 tbsp. GF organic apple cider
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium size organic sweet onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped • 1 tbsp. organic GF sweet paprika • 1 tbsp. organic GF oregano • 1 organic GF bay leaf
1 x (13.5 oz.) can of organic chopped tomatoes
3 cups organic GF chicken stock + 3 cups water
1-cup organic frozen peas • 1 cup organic frozen corn • 2 organic carrots, diced • 1 organic celery stalk, diced • 1 sprig of fresh organic rosemary or 1 tsp. organic GF rosemary • 1 red hot chili pepper, chopped (optional)
2 tbsp. uncooked quinoa
Sea salt to taste
First the meatballs ~ preheat oven to 450 F, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, with an ice cream scoop or a spoon create meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for 15 minutes.
Then the soup ~ add olive oil, onion and garlic into a large pot, sauté on low heat until soft about three minutes
Add sweet paprika, oregano and bay leaf and stir for about a minute.
Add balance of ingredients including meatballs and bring to boil, turn down the heat to low and simmer for an hour.
Serve with grated Parmesan cheese or just as is
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