Sicilian Meatball Soup with Cabbage Recipe

Sicilian Meatball Soup with cabbage and veggies is a hearty, tasty, and warm one-pot supper the whole family will appreciate! 

For the Meatballs: – 2 pounds ground beef* – 2 eggs lightly beaten – 2 Tbsp raisins optional – 1 tsp garlic powder – ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour** – ½ cup parmesan cheese grated, optional – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon dried oregano – 1/2 teaspoon paprika For the Soup: – 1 Tbsp avocado oil – 1 yellow onion diced – 2 large carrots chopped – 2 stalks celery chopped – 4 cloves garlic minced – 1 quart chicken beef or vegetable broth – 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoe – ½ cup full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet or Syrah optional – Rind of parmesan cheese optional – 1 teaspoon oregano – ¼ teaspoon paprika – 1 bay leaf – 2 teaspoons salt or to taste – ½ head of cabbage core removed and discarded, sliced (OR 1 cup of uncooked macaroni/shell pasta) – 1 zucchini squash chopped


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Mix all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Mix all ingredients. I hand-mash everything. Mix meat with a paddle attachment in a stand mixer.Combine meat and form balls. 


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Heat 1–2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Place meatballs carefully in heated skillet and brown both sides for 2–3 minutes. 

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Meatballs cook as soup simmers in another pot.Heat 1 tablespoon of avocado or olive oil in a large stock pot (I use my Dutch oven) over medium-high heat with chopped onion, carrots, and celery. 

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Mix occasionally until the vegetables soften, 5–8 minutes (salt, mix well, and cover the pot to speed up this process).  

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Place browned meatballs in saucepan.Add all ingredients except zucchini and cabbage and stir gently. Cover the kettle and boil soup. 

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Adding chopped cabbage and courgette after soup boils. Soak cabbage in soup by mixing well. 

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Simmer covered over medium-low heat. Cook covered 30–40 minutes. Enjoy huge bowls of soup with crusty bread! 

Serving: 1(of 6) | Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g 


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