Now that the weather is getting a bit cooler we'll be going back to our comforting soup dinners! I love soup and there are so many different recipes that you will always be able to try something new and surprising.
For the cold weather days I tend to cook hearty soups with some sort of beans and green leaves. Adding some meat makes it a complete and satisfying meal and even though my youngest daughter doesn't appreciate it that much, my son, who is 9, loves it! Also, he began to like spicy food which is great - now, I can spice up food a bit more, for us at least! The youngest does like soup, but the lighter ones, like chicken soup or carrot bisque.
I decided to use the Cave Man Craft Eats ground turkey with bacon. I started by making the meatballs, which was pretty simple. I just mixed the minced meat with some panko breadcrumbs and, honestly, I don't use measurements here I just start adding the crumbs little by little and when I can shape little balls with it it's ready. I tend to choose panko over regular bread crumbs because I love the crunchy texture.
It works really well with meatloaf too! After having the meat mixed with the crumbs I just added a pinch of garlic powder and about 1/cup of chopped cilantro. Mixed it all over again to incorporate everything and rolled it into small meatballs.
I had them rest covered, in the fridge, overnight just to make sure that the texture was right on point to cook them and add them to the soup when the time was right.
For the soup I used the following ingredients: