I was really wanting soup and was browsing the net when I came across this recipe. It is so easy and very hearty. I made the meatballs with my melon baller and scooped them right into the soup. You don't need to use the red wine, you can just substitute more chicken broth. I also used Canadian bacon instead of turkey bacon because that is what I had on hand. This makes really good left overs. Enjoy!
2 Tbs. olive oil 4 pieces turkey bacon, diced 4 carrots, chopped 3 celery stalks (with leafy parts), chopped 1/2 onion, diced 6 cloves garlic, roasted 2 bay leaves 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, minced 1 Tbs. fresh rosemary, minced 1/4 C. red wine, preferably cabernet 1 lg. can diced tomatoes(with liquid) 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 2 C. gnocchi, store-bought or hand-made 4 C. chicken broth salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 C. fresh parsley, minced
meatball recipe 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey 1 egg salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp. red pepper flake 1 Tbs. fresh rosemary, minced 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, minced 1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese 1 lemon, juiced and zested
Combine ingredients for the meatball mixture and set aside. Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel, set aside. Next add the carrots, celery, onion, roasted garlic, bay leaves, fresh thyme and rosemary and let cook another 5-7 minutes.
Deglaze pan with red wine and let cook for 1 minute before adding the canned tomatoes, garbanzo beans, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and begin forming meatballs and dropping them into the soup. Also add the gnocchi and let simmer for 7-10 minutes, until both meatballs and gnocchi are floating to the top. Return bacon to the soup and garnish with fresh parsley just before serving.
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