Two 12-ounce bags hearts of palm noodles
1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1¼ pounds Whole30 compliant Italian sausage, turkey or pork, formed into .5 ounce meatballs (to make your own Whole30 compliant Italian sausage, see below)
2 cups sliced carrots
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
2 tablespoons diced garlic
2 cups green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
8 cups chicken stock, warmed
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups crushed tomatoes
If you are doing Whole30 and can’t find an Italian Whole30 compliant sausage, here is a hack on how to make it. Just as easy as store-bought. If you use pork sausage, they are fattier than Turkey, so you can use less oil.
Homemade Whole30 Compliant Italian Sausage
1 pound ground pork
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried whole fennel
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
If you are making your own Italian Sausage: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
Place the noodles in a colander and rinse well with cold water for about 1 minute. Set aside.
In a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Cooking in batches if needed, place the meatballs in the pan in a single layer if possible and cook until browned and crispy, about 6-10 minutes total. As the meatballs finish cooking, transfer to a large bowl.
In the same pot, add the carrots, onions, celery, and ½ teaspoon salt and, stirring occasionally, sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, stir to combine, and cook for 1 minute. Increase the heat to high, add the green beans, chicken stock, basil, and oregano, and stir to bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, or until the green beans are crunchy, but not overcooked. Add the tomato paste and the crushed tomatoes, and stirring to combine, bring to a boil. Return the noodles and meatballs to the pan, stir to combine and serve. Enjoy!
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