Meatball Soup with Escarole and Orzo

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Meatball Soup with Escarole and Orzo

Meatball Soup with Escarole and Orzo

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: celery, escarole, ground beef, leeks, orzo
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs plain
  • 1/4 cup mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Soup

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks sliced
  • 1 rib celery sliced
  • 43.5 oz low sodium chicken broth 3 cans 14.5 each
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes can
  • 1 small head escarole chopped
  • 1/2 cup orzo uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Instructions

Meatballs

  • In a bowl, combine first 9 ingredients. Stir to mix well. Shape mixture into 36 meatballs.

Soup

  • Heat oil in a pot. Add leeks and celery and cook 5 minutes stirring until softened. Stir in broth, tomatoes and escarole and bring to a boil. Stir in orzo and return to a boil. Drop in the meatballs and return to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook 18 minutes. stirring until orzo is tender and the meatballs are cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and pepper sauce.
  • Makes 6 servings.

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Meatball Soup with Escarole and Orzo
Amount per Serving
Calories
279
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
78
mg
26
%
Sodium
 
494
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
958
mg
27
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
Vitamin A
 
2567
mcg
285
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
125
mg
13
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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