Made this soup a couple of days back and it was such a big pot of soup that it took us so many days to finish it. I have finally finish this soup today.

Maybe I didn’t put in enough seasoning, but I find the soup tasted kinda bland. Then hubby asked if there is any onion in the soup. The recipe that I used, does not used that. Thus, I decided to add in the onion but not as much goodness coming out after cooking for so long in the slow cooker. Not sure if I will attempt to make it again. Maybe I should have follow the method of cooking to use stove top cooking instead of slow cooking it.

Italian Wedding Soup
Serves 8
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 900g ground pork
  2. 2 tsp salt
  3. 2 tsp pepper
  4. 1 tbsp onion powder
  5. 1 tbsp garlic powder
  6. 2 tsp dried oregano
  7. 1.6l chicken broth or stock
  8. 2 medium carrots, chopped
  9. 3 celery stalks, chopped
  10. 1 head escarole
Instructions
  1. Place the ground pork in a large mixing bowl, and season with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano. Mix throughly to evenly combine.
  2. Roll the ground pork into 1/2 meatballs. Set them aside to add to the soup later.
  3. In a large soup pot, bring the chicken broth or stock to boil.
  4. Add the chopped carrots and celery.
  5. Once the broth has reached a rolling boil, add the meatballs slowly and carefully. Adding too many cold meatballs at once will cool the soup.
  6. Allow the meatballs to boil for 10 minutes.
  7. Lightly chop the escarole and add to the soup.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Notes
  1. If using slow cooker method, just put everything into the slow cooker to cook. It takes about at least 2 hours for the taste to kick in.
  2. As escarole is not available at the place I reside in, I replaced it with round spinach. Added the stems early with the carrots and celery. Added the leaves only when I was about to serve the soup.
Adapted from The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking
Adapted from The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking
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