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Italian Wedding Soup March 7, 2018

Filed under: Miscellany — Crista @ 3:34 pm

Modified from http://girlandthekitchen.com/healthy-italian-wedding-soup/

I made this on a whim last week and it was a HUGE hit. Will be making it again soon, though planning to try a crockpot version next week.

Ingredients
1 tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil
1 organic onion, chopped
2-3 organic carrots, thinly sliced
2 stalks organic celery, diced
8-10 cups organic chicken stock
1 bay leaf
2 cups organic kale and/or spinach, roughly chopped
1/4 cup orzo
1 tbsp herbamare
salt and pepper, to taste
shredded parmesan cheese, to taste

1.5 pounds free range, antibiotic ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp chopped parsley or italian seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oil in large pot on medium heat and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Dice onion and add to pot; cover and let sweat without browning. Dice carrots and celery; add to pot and cover for another 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the ground meat with parmesan cheese, parsley, milk, salt, and pepper. Combine gently with your hands, without over-mixing. Shape into small meatballs with some rigid edges for browning, placing onto baking sheet with parchment paper; bake for 10 minutes.

Add broth, herabare seasonings, and bay leaf to the veggies in the pot and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add meatballs and simmer for another 15-20 minutes. Rinse and roughly chop the greens, adding along with orzo. Stir and let simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Serve with parmesan cheese to top, and enjoy!

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