Tuscan Bean Soup with Meatballs

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This is a hearty bean soup with tasty meatballs often served in Tuscany. The complex blend of spices add robust flavour to this delicious soup. Enjoy

Ingredients

  • For the meatballs ~ 1 lb. grass fed lean ground beef + 2 tbsp. crushed organic tomatoes +1 tsp. organic GF oregano +1 tsp. organic GF sweet paprika +1 tsp. organic GF rosemary +1 tbsp. organic parsley, finely chopped +3 garlic cloves, minced +1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small organic sweet onion, finely chopped +1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. organic GF sweet paprika +1 tsp. organic GF oregano +1 tsp. organic GF marjoram +1 organic GF bay leaf + Pinch of organic GF cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup crushed organic tomatoes
  • 4 cups organic GF chicken broth or water
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can of white kidney beans
  • 2 organic carrots, diced
  • 1 organic celery stalk, diced
  • 1 small sweet potato, peel and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. organic GF apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup organic spinach, cut into small pieces
  • Instructions

  • For the meatballs ~ place all ingredients into a medium size bowl and mix well, Make small meatballs
  • For the soup ~ add olive oil, onion and garlic into a large pot, sauté on low heat until soft
  • Add sweet paprika, oregano and marjoram, and stir, add meatballs and brown on all sides using medium heat
  • Add balance of ingredients except spinach, cover and simmer for one hour
  • Remove soup from the heat and stir in spinach. When serving you can add freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese on top.


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