Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (large, medium diced)
  • 8 cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound ground turkey (chicken or beef)
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chickpeas (preferably, dried beans that have been soaked/cooked)
  • 5 cups reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup orzo pasta (whole-wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups baby spinach (cut into thin strips)

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot.
  2. Flame should be medium to low. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, or until soft and translucent.
  3. Add the garlic. Cook for about 1 minutes.
  4. Add the spices and move around pot for about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the ground meat, 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ a teaspoon of pepper. Cook meat until completely cooked thru.
  6. Then add the chickpeas.
  7. Add the tomatoes, sugar and chicken stock.
  8. Bring the soup to a bowl.
  9. Then reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 40-45 minutes. Taste.
  10. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  11. Add the orzo pasta. Cook for 6 minutes.
  12. Turn off heat and add the spinach.
  13. Serve with crusty bread or crackers
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NutritionView more

620Calories
Sodium66%DV1590mg
Fat28%DV18g
Protein75%DV38g
Carbs25%DV76g
Fiber48%DV12g

PER SERVING *

Calories620Calories from Fat160
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat18g28%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol90mg30%
Sodium1590mg66%
Potassium1590mg45%
Protein38g75%
Calories from Fat160
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate76g25%
Dietary Fiber12g48%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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