18Ingredients
760Calories
90Minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 onions (peeled, 2 cut into wedges, 2 finely diced)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 leek (roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 9 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 10 ounces pitta bread (cut into cubes)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and halved)
  • 5 sprigs fresh flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 2 lemons juice (and grated zest)

Directions

  1. In a large pot combine the chicken, onion wedges, carrots, leek, salt, peppercorns, bay leaves, and 2 quarts water and bring to a boil. Simmer over a low-medium heat for 1 hour. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and use elsewhere. Drain the stock through a strainer. Discard the solids.
  2. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a saucepan and sauté the diced onions until softened. Add the flour and sauté for 2 mins. Gradually add the stock and the cream, stirring constantly. Season with salt and black pepper and simmer over a low heat for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
  3. To make the meatballs, mix the ground beef, mint, breadcrumbs and egg. Season with salt and black pepper. Form into small balls. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and cook the meatballs for 5 mins, turning, until browned. Drain on a paper towel.
  4. For the croutons, heat 3 tbsp oil in a separate pan and sauté the garlic and pitta bread until browned all over. Stir in the parsley and remove from the heat.
  5. Stir the lemon juice and zest into the soup and season to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with the meatballs and pita croutons.
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NutritionView more

760Calories
Sodium29%DV690mg
Fat75%DV49g
Protein88%DV45g
Carbs12%DV35g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories760Calories from Fat440
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat49g75%
Saturated Fat15g75%
Trans Fat0.5g
Cholesterol220mg73%
Sodium690mg29%
Potassium770mg22%
Protein45g88%
Calories from Fat440
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate35g12%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars4g8%
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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