Jaimie’s Meatball Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 4
Jaimie’s Meatball Soup
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454 gm Beef, ground
1 small pepper(s) Red bell pepper (chopped finely)
1/2 small Red onion (chopped finely)
6 large Olives (pitted; green or black, chopped finely)
1 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced, optional)
2 clove(s) Garlic (chopped finely)
1 medium egg Egg
1/4 cup Coconut flour
1 tbsp Paprika, smoked
1 large potato Sweet potato (peeled and diced into 1/2" cubes)
4 cup Beef broth (stock), low-sodium
1 can (14 oz) Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
1 pinch Salt and pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup Parsley, fresh (or cilantro; chopped for garnish; optional)


  1. In a large bowl combine the ground beef, bell pepper, onion, olives, jalapeño, egg, coconut flour, and smoked paprika. Combine all ingredients by thoroughly mixing with your hands.
  2. Shape the meaty mixture into small balls, about 1 inch across (I got about five dozen).
  3. Combine sweet potato chunks, beef broth, and diced tomato in a large stock pot over medium heat. Bring liquid to a simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the meatballs on all sides, working in batches. (Took me three batches to get them all browned). You want to develop a nice brown crust which is 1) super tasty and 2) will allow the meatballs to hold up once you simmer them. (Bonus points for deglazing the pan with a little stock or water and scraping all the yummy bits into the soup.)
  5. Simmer meatballs, covered, for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Serve with fresh cilantro or parsley. (Avocado would be nice, too).


Serve with a side of spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 429
Calories from fat 280
Calories from saturated fat 117
Total Fat 31 g
Saturated Fat 13.0 g
Trans Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.3 g
Cholesterol 123 mg
Sodium 935 mg
Potassium 839 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
Sugars 8.1 g
Protein 26.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.3
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 1.1

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