Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
I’m not Italian, but this stuff is crack in a crock.
I'M NOT ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
Minestra Maritata means “marriage soup” and refers to the marriage of meat and greens, not the dish best served at large Tuscan weddings.
Combine beef, pork, garlic, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, oregano, basil, egg, salt & pepper in large bowl.
Blend meatball mixture, using hands.
Use a teaspoon to measure out meat balls for size consistency
With dampened hands, form 1″ balls.
Store covered in refrigerator until ready to cook.
Melt unsalted butter in large soup pot over medium heat. Add shallots, garlic, carrot, salt & pepper.
Cook 4 minutes, until translucent.
Add chicken stock (optional tomatoes) and 2 cups water.
Cover & cook until soup comes to a boil.
Stir, making sure to fully submerge meatballs and pasta.
Cover and simmer over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes.
Test meatball and orzo for doneness.
Optional: Add 1 large can whole tomatoes, drained and halved. You may replace pork with ground elk.
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