Created by Puppitypup on November 8, 2014
Step 1: Sort through beans, discarding small stones or debris, rinse. Then either soak overnight or bring to a boil and remove from heat for 1 hour.
Step 2: Add bouillon, onion and garlic, cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
Step 3: Meanwhile, combine meatball ingredients and form into small 1 1/2" balls. Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy skillet, then brown meatballs on all sides.
Step 4: Add meatballs to soup along with carrots, celery and tomatoes, simmer 1/2 hour. Then add cabbage and simmer another 1/2 hour.
Step 5: Add parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.