Last week I wasn't feeling well. I wanted something to eat - but nothing sounded good. Well, let me restate that.. the only thing that sounded delicious was soup. However, I'm not a "soup out of the can" kinda girl - and there isn't anyone else in our house that knows how to make soup. And, I also didn't want to spend all day cooking it. SO, I took a look in the pantry and in the fridge and freezer. Here's what I call my "I feel like some homemade soup but it has to be from my pantry" soup.
1 white onion, chopped
1 celery heart, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 carton of chicken broth
2 large soup spoons of "Better than Bouillon" Beef
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
20 - 25 Costco Beef Meatballs, warm in microwave and cut into quarters
Drizzle olive oil in a soup pot, heat. Add onion and garlic, saute for 4 -5 minutes. Add celery and continue cooking until the onions are translucent and the celery is cooked.
Deglaze the pan with the chicken broth. Add the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, meat balls, "Better than Bouillon" and oregano.
Heat through, salt and pepper to taste, enjoy!