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Green Soup with Ham (Meatballs)

Posted Nov 05 2012 10:00am

This recipe will officially help you Fit Yo Pants !

Whoa! I feel like I haven’t been here in a while. How’s are all the Fit Yo Pantsers doing? We have a little less than a month to go, so I hope you’re making some progress and committing to all the things I asked you to .

I’m coming to you with a rich, hearty soup that will fill you up as it helps you fit yo pants!It’s full of green veggies, satisfying pork, and warming broth. Yeah, yeah, there’s no actual ham in it, but I couldn’t resist the title!

You’ll need (makes 6-8 servings):

  • 2 boxes chicken broth or stock (or you can use 1.5 boxes + water to make up the rest of the liquid)
  • 1 bunch kale*, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-2 large leeks*, washed thoroughly and chopped
  • 1-2 lbs green beans*, cut into thirds or fourths
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

*You can sub in ANY green veggie if you don’t have these on hand! Broccoli, spinach, zucchini — whatever you got.

Make it:

  • Add the olive oil to a large sauce pan. Start sauteing the leaks over medium heat, then add the green beans.
  • As your veggies cook, roll your pork into bite-sized meatballs and then add to the pot.
  • Cook everything together for 5-10 minutes, being careful not to smush the meatballs.
  • Add the chicken broth and kale, then bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer soup until the kale softens and the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Season with LOTS of salt, pepper, crushed red pepper (for spice), and any other spice that strikes your fancy!

Weird? A little bit. Delicious? You bet.

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