Soup Recipes: Bean Meatball Soup

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Bean Meatball Soup

1           pound dry pink or red kidney beans
3/4       cup chopped onion
2          cloves garlic
3/4       cup sliced celery
3/4       cup julienne cut carrots
1          can (14 1/2 -oz.) stewed tomatoes
             Meatballs
1 1/2    cups shredded cabbage
             Salt and pepper
2           tablespoons minced parsley

For best results, soak and cook dry beans by preferred method. Drain and rinse. Combine beans, 2 quarts fresh water, onion and garlic. Simmer, covered, 1-1/2 hours or until beans are almost tender. Add celery, carrots, stewed tomatoes and meatballs. Simmer 25 minutes. Add cabbage and simmer 5 minutes longer. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.

MEATBALLS

Combine 1 pound ground beef, 1/4 cup each minced onion and bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons minced parsley, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 tea–spoon oregano leaves and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Shape into 24 meat–balls. Brown on all sides in 2 tablespoons oil. Drain excess fat.

Chef’s tip: Leftover Bean Meatball Soup may be frozen.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories-393, (From Fat-27%), Protein-25g, Carbohydrate-48g, Fat-12g, Sodium-548 mg, Potassium-1235 mg, Dietary Fiber-7g, Calcium-118 mg, Iron-6mg, Vitamin A-3582 iu, Vitamin C-19 mg, Cholesterol-73mg

Source: calbeans.org/republished with permission

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