5 Ingredient Meatball Tumeric Soup

Collagen-rich bone broth and antioxidant-packed turmeric meet in this savory soup. Full of hearty vegetables and easy, 5-ingredient meatballs, this hearty soup comforts on even the coldest days.

With ample amounts of minerals and amino acids, bone broth is a go-to for many people plagued with gut issues, joint issues, or anyone looking to improve their overall health. As a plus, bone broth’s rich flavor complements many savory recipes. If you are short on time, you can purchase bone broth in many health food grocery stores.

Ingredient Meatballs

Recipe by:Jennafer Ashley
Collagen-rich bone broth and antioxidant-packed turmeric meet in this savory soup.

IngredientsFor the Soup:

  •  8 cups beef bone broth
  •  2 cups green cabbage, coarsely chopped
  •  1 cup celery, chopped
  •  1 cup carrots, chopped
  •  1/2 cup white onion, minced
  •  2 T olive oil
  •  1 sprig rosemary
  •  1 t dried thyme
  •  1 t ground turmeric
  •  2 garlic cloves, minced
  •  2 t sea salt
  •  1/2 t black pepper

For the Meatballs:

  •  1 lb ground, grass-fed beef
  •  2 T nutritional yeast
  •  1 egg
  •  1 t dried basil
  •  1 t cracked fennel


  •  Prepare / Purchase bone broth in advance.
  •  Next prepare meatballs by combining ground beef, egg, nutritional yeast, dried basil and cracked fennel in a large bowl. Stir to combine until egg is completely mixed in.
  •  Form mixture into small meatballs using a tablespoon to scoop and then rolling with hands into balls.
  •  Lightly grease a large skillet with extra virgin olive oil and heat over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs and brown for 5 minutes, turning occasionally for even browning. Remove pan from heat. Note: Meatballs should NOT be completely cooked.
  •  In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and carrot. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  •  Stir in garlic, thyme, turmeric and cabbage. Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  •  Pour in bone broth and add meatballs, salt, pepper and sprig of rosemary. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove rosemary sprig. Ladle into bowls and serve hot.


  • Combine with 1-2 tablespoons arrowroot powder to create a gravy and smother over meat and Paleo biscuits.
  • Freeze bone broth in ice cube trays and pop out as needed to melt down and sauté with veggies and stir-fries instead of oil.
  • Stir into cauliflower rice to add a meaty flavor.

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