Spanish Turkey Meatball Soup

spicey-turkey-soup

 

Ingredients:

1 pound of 93% or better lean ground turkey

1 cup frozen and defrosted spinach

Whites from 2 large eggs

2 teaspoons of group cumin

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

2 teaspoons of dried oregano

2 teaspoons parsley flakes

1-tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 cup of diced yellow onion

2-3 diced Poblano or other chili peppers (depending on how much spice you like)

6 cups of low sodium chicken broth or home made stock

½ cup of cook cauliflower rice

2 tablespoons of limejuice

2 tablespoons of water

1-2 minced jalapeños

2 tablespoons of minced cilantro

 

uncooked-meatballs

 

Directions:

  1. Combine turkey, spinach, egg whites, 1 tsp. of the cumin, ½ tsp. of the ground pepper, and 1 tsp. of the oregano in a mixing bowl mixing gently until evenly combined.
  2. Line a large cookie or baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Shape turkey mixture into small 1.5-inch balls and place on the wax paper.
  4. Place sheet of ready to cook meatball in the refrigerator for now (about 20 minutes)
  5. In a large soup pot heat the water and limejuice to medium high and add the diced yellow onion and cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Next add the Poblano peppers and the remainder of the spices and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Now add the broth and turn the heat to high in order to bring to a boil.
  8. Once the broth has reached a boil take the heat down to simmer.
  9. Slowly and carefully spoon the meatballs into the simmering broth.
  10. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Next add in the cauliflower rice and cook stirring as needed for 5-7 minutes.
  12. Remove the soup from heat and garnish with the jalapeno, cilantro, and lime slices if wanted.

Enjoy! Makes about 6 servings!

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1⅔ cups
  • Per serving: 250 calories 5 g fat (1.5 g sat);  7 g fiber;  12g carbohydrates; 29 g protein