Friday, February 27, 2015

Turkey meatball and orzo soup

Turkey Meatball and orzo soup adapted from Will cook for Smiles
1 lb ground turkey
½ c bread crumbs
1 egg
1 garlic clove
2 tsp fresh minced dill weed (1 t dried)
salt and pepper to taste
2 T veg oil
1 lg yellow onion, diced
2  carrots, shredded
1 garlic clove
2 T vegetable oil
4 c chicken or turkey stock
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 c orzo
1 t minced fresh dill weed (1/2 t dried)

Meatballs: In a mixing bowl, combine meat, crushed garlic, bread crumbs, egg,  dill, salt and pepper. Mix until all evenly incorporated. Divide it into sm meatballs and leave on a tray while saute veggies.
Preheat 2 T  oil in asoup pot, over med heat. Add onion and carrots. Raise heat to med-high and saute veggies until they begin to caramelize. Stir often. When golden, add garlic and lower heat to med. Saute til garlic fragrant. remove veggies, set aside. Add 2T oil and meatballs. Cook til mostly done, turning after bottom golden. Once meatballs almost cooked, add  veggies, bay, salt and pepper, and stock to pot.Cook, covered, for about 15 min. Add orzo and dill. cook til orzo done, 10 min. remove bay leaf and serve!

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