Turmeric Meatball Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour or almond meal
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 2 large stalks celery chopped
  • 5 cups low sodium beef broth or use homemade
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric


  • In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients (ground beef through salt and pepper).
  • Form mixture into meatballs then place them in a large slow cooker.
  • Add remaining ingredients (garlic through turmeric); salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or until meatballs are no longer pink in the center.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: 420 Calories; 26g Fat (56.0% calories from fat); 37g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 138mg Cholesterol; 172mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 3 Fat.
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