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This hearty soup is perfect on a cold winter day.

 

meatball soup

Ingredients:Meatball Soup

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef, lean (90/10)
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the soup: 

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow squash, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 small onion, diced fine
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for meatballs except for olive Form into balls about 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook until all sides are browned. Remove meatballs and set aside. Add bacon to pan and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for another 2
  • Place bacon and garlic (along with drippings) into slow Place meatballs on top.
  • Add in all remaining ingredients. Stir gently to
  • Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours or on high setting for 5 hours.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 295
  • Total Fat: 17 g
  • Sodium: 195 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11 g
  • Protein: 21 g