Healthy Recipes

Meatball Soup
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Servings: 8
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Ground chicken ½ pound
Ground lean beef ½ pound
Water 10 cups
Annato (also called achiote), optional, for coloring 1 tablespoon
Bay leaf 1
Small onion, chopped 1
Green pepper, chopped ½ cup
Mint 1 teaspoon
Small tomatoes, chopped 2
Oregano ½ teaspoon
Instant corn flour 4 tablespoons
Black pepper ½ teaspoon
Garlic cloves, minced 2
Salt ½ teaspoon
Medium carrots, chopped 2
Cabbage, chopped 2 cups
Celery stalks, chopped 2
Frozen corn 1 package (10 ounces)
Medium zucchini, chopped 2
Medium chayote, chopped (added zucchini can be used instead) 1
Cilantro, minced ½ cup


Directions
  1. In large pot, combine water, annato, bay leaf, half of onion, green pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of mint. Bring to boil.
  2. In bowl, combine chicken, beef, other half of onion, tomato, oregano, corn flour, pepper, garlic, and salt. Mix well. Form 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in boiling water and lower heat. Cook over low heat for 30–45 minutes.
  3. Add carrots, chayote, cabbage, and celery. Cook over low heat for 25 minutes. Add corn and zucchini. Cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and rest of mint.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 ¼ cup
Calories 161
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 193 mg
Potassium 461 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 13 g
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