Need a little something to warm you up this winter? Try a steaming pot of Zesty White Bean and Meatball Soup. It’s not only warming but super hearty and healthy.
The meatballs take a bit of time to mix, form and pan fry but totally worth the effort. These little gems are made from ground turkey, chorizo and a host of herbs and spices. The chorizo amps them up with flavour, fat and spice. It’s a nice change from using the usual Italian sausage. Once the meatballs are ready, it’s just a matter of tossing everything together in the pot and allowing it to simmer to tender up the veggies and meld the flavours.
For this recipe I cooked my own cannelloni beans but by all means use canned if you’d like. There’s really little difference to pre cooking your own dried beans other than a cost savings. I also chose to use cabbage instead of dark greens, mostly because I love cabbage, cooked, raw, plain or dressed….yes I’m a fan. But also because it adds substance without being too heavy and cabbage is fantastic with tomato. Don’t let the long list of ingredients run you off either. Everything is common and readily available and most of it you probably already have in your house.
I love this Zesty White Bean and Meatballs Soup because it definitely warms you, fills you up and hopefully makes you forget about how cold it actually is outside…..if at least not for the time it takes to enjoy a bowl of soup. Enjoy!
Recipe Source: Compelled To Cook