Sausage Meatball Soup Recipe

Sausage Meatball Soup

Short-cut sausage meatballs are paired with pantry basics and Mexican-inspired flavours, making this a weeknight winner. Use any sausage you like, but hot Italian or fresh chorizo varieties give this hearty soup a perfect hint of heat.

Prep Time

Servings

5

500 g fresh sausage (such a hot Italian or fresh chorizo)

2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)

1 green pepper, diced (1)

1 red pepper, diced (1)

1 onion, diced (1)

2 tsp cocoa powder (10 mL)

1 tsp garlic powder (5 mL)

1 tsp dried oregano leaves (5 mL)

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (1 L)

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (540 mL)

1 cup salsa (250 mL)

1 cup frozen corn (250mL)

  1. Prepare little meatballs with fresh sausage by squeezing sausage meat out of casing, pinching it off in 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces onto a sheet pan and set aside.
  2. Heat canola oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add peppers and onion and cook for 8 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
  3. Sprinkle cocoa powder, garlic powder, and oregano over vegetables and stir to combine. Pour in broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Gently add sausage meatballs to broth and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add black beans, salsa, and frozen corn. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  6. Serve and garnish as desired.

Ingredients

500 g fresh sausage (such a hot Italian or fresh chorizo)

2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)

1 green pepper, diced (1)

1 red pepper, diced (1)

1 onion, diced (1)

2 tsp cocoa powder (10 mL)

1 tsp garlic powder (5 mL)

1 tsp dried oregano leaves (5 mL)

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (1 L)

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (540 mL)

1 cup salsa (250 mL)

1 cup frozen corn (250mL)

Directions

  1. Prepare little meatballs with fresh sausage by squeezing sausage meat out of casing, pinching it off in 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces onto a sheet pan and set aside.
  2. Heat canola oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add peppers and onion and cook for 8 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
  3. Sprinkle cocoa powder, garlic powder, and oregano over vegetables and stir to combine. Pour in broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Gently add sausage meatballs to broth and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add black beans, salsa, and frozen corn. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  6. Serve and garnish as desired.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories

482

Total Fat

24 g

Saturated Fat

6.2 g

Cholesterol

50 mg

Sodium

1764 mg

Carbohydrates

42.8 g

Fiber

9.1 g

Protein

28 g

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