Zesty White Bean and Meatball Soup

Zesty White Bean and Meatball Soup
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A hearty and healthy soup loaded with cabbage, beans and zesty meatballs.
    Servings
    6 people
    Servings
    6 people
    Zesty White Bean and Meatball Soup
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    A hearty and healthy soup loaded with cabbage, beans and zesty meatballs.
      Servings
      6 people
      Servings
      6 people
      Ingredients
      Meatballs
      Soup
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      Meatballs
      1. In a food processor bowl combine chorizo and garlic, process until chorizo is broken down into tiny chunks. Set aside. In a large bowl whisk together egg, onion, oregano, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Stir in ground turkey, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and chorizo garlic mixture until just combined.
      2. Form into meatballs using approximately 1 tbsp of mixture per meatball. Once all the meatballs have been formed, heat oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs in a single layer and pan fry until golden on all sides, about 12 minutes. Scoop out meatballs onto a paper towel lined plate, reserving fat from skillet.
      Soup
      1. In a large pot or dutch oven use 1 tbsp of fat from the meatballs and sauté onions and celery over medium heat until starting to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add meatballs, cabbage, diced tomatoes, broth, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 20 minutes. Add cannellini beans and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning and serve immediately with crusty bread.
      Recipe Notes

      Makes approximately 10 cups of soup.

      Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin

      Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin
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      A unique combination of ingredients come together to create a delicious bright and creamy pork tenderloin dish.
        Servings
        4 people
        Servings
        4 people
        Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin
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        A unique combination of ingredients come together to create a delicious bright and creamy pork tenderloin dish.
          Servings
          4 people
          Servings
          4 people
          Ingredients
          Servings: people
          Instructions
          1. Cut pork tenderloin in half lengthwise. Lay cut side flat and cut tenderloin into thin strips. Repeat with other side. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
          2. Mix cornstarch and cold water and set aside.
          3. Add 1 Tbsp oil to a large non stick skillet. Heat over high heat until hot. Add half of the pork tenderloin slices and quickly sauté until browned and just cooked through. Set aside and cover. Repeat with remaining pork tenderloin.
          4. In same skillet heat remaining Tbsp of oil and sauté onions until softened and slightly caramalized, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. In same skillet add bacon and cook until rendered but not crisp. Add jalapeño and continue to cook until bacon has started to crisp and jalapeño has softened, about 5 more minutes.
          5. In the same skillet add wine and reduce slightly for about 2 minutes. Add stock and cream and continue to reduce to 1 1/4 cups, about 7 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until slightly thickened and mixture has come to a slight boil. Reduce heat and add in pork, onions, tomatoes and lime juice. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice and sprinkle with green onions and cilantro if desired.
          Recipe Notes

          Recipe Source:  Adapted from Epicurious Shredded Pork Tenderloin with Lime Sauce

          Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise

          Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise
          Italian Turkey Burger with Basil Mayonnaise
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          A flavourful and juicy turkey burger topped with a refreshing basil mayonnaise.
            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 15 minutes
            Cook Time
            10 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 15 minutes
            Cook Time
            10 minutes
            Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise
            Italian Turkey Burger with Basil Mayonnaise
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            A flavourful and juicy turkey burger topped with a refreshing basil mayonnaise.
              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 15 minutes
              Cook Time
              10 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 15 minutes
              Cook Time
              10 minutes
              Ingredients
              Italian Turkey Burgers
              Basil Mayonnaise
              Servings: people
              Instructions
              Italian Turkey Burgers
              1. In a small bowl whisk together egg, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, pepper and salt. Set aside.
              2. In a medium size bowl gently mix together ground turkey, Italian sausage, onion, red pepper and parsley. Add egg mixture and breadcrumbs and mix with hands until well combined.
              3. Form into approximately 4- 41/2 ounce patties 1/2 inch thick, making an indent in the center of each patty.
              4. Preheat grill to medium high. Lightly brush each patty with oil and grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or until 170℉ is reached. Remove from grill and serve with Basil Mayonnaise.
              Basil Mayonnaise
              1. In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
              Recipe Notes

              Recipe Source:  Compelled To Cook

              Tomato Bisque

              Tomato Bisque
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              A flavourful creamy soup that is simple to prepare.
                Servings Prep Time
                4-6 people 20 minutes
                Cook Time
                1 hour
                Servings Prep Time
                4-6 people 20 minutes
                Cook Time
                1 hour
                Tomato Bisque
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                A flavourful creamy soup that is simple to prepare.
                  Servings Prep Time
                  4-6 people 20 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  1 hour
                  Servings Prep Time
                  4-6 people 20 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  1 hour
                  Ingredients
                  Servings: people
                  Instructions
                  1. Melt butter in a large heavy pot, add onions, celery and garlic and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes until the vegetables become translucent.
                  2. Add the tomatoes, stock, paprika, sugar and rice and cook until the rice is very soft, about 30 minutes.
                  3. Blend mixture with a hand held immersion blender until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.
                  Recipe Notes

                  I used homemade chicken stock and used 1 1/2 tsp of salt. The amount will depend on the stock used so season to taste.  You can use any type of canned tomatoes, such as crushed, diced or whole (that have been roughly chopped), just be sure to use good quality canned tomatoes.