Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meatball Cabbage Soup

Meatball Cabbage Soup is my family's take on the cabbage soup diet recipe.
The addition of turkey meatballs adds protein and flavor to this familiar recipe. Fresh potatoes tomatoes instead of canned and green onions instead of white or are probably the two other biggest changes we've made.
This healthy, hearty soup made right at home can rival any Restaurant soup of the day. Enjoy!


½-1 head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped or diced
5 stocks green onion, diced
1 cup carrots, chopped or diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups chicken broth
6-10 Roma tomatoes, diced
15-20 Turkey Meatballs (smaller meatballs or meatballs are cut in half work better)
Olive oil

Optional Seasonings to Taste
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
½ teaspoon salt


Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots. Saute until slightly tender.
Stir in garlic.
Pour in chicken broth.
Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook only until cabbage is tender.

Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
Serve and enjoy.

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