Servings : 6
1 ½ lb lean ground beef (or ground chicken or ground turkey)
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 raw egg, whisked
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tsp dry oregano
½ tsp sweet paprika
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
½ to 1 cup fresh chopped parsley
Extra virgin olive oil (I used Private Reserve EVOO)
For the Soup
Extra virgin olive oil (Private Reserve EVOO)
1 small onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, peeled and chopped
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
5 to 6 cups broth (vegetable or beef broth)
1 28-oz can peeled tomatoes with juices
1 tsp dry oregano
½ tsp paprika
Salt and pepper
¾ cup dry small pasta like ditalini or small shells
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
- Place the meatball ingredients in one large mixing bowl. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil. Mix until the meat mixture is well incorporated.
- Form the mixture into meatballs about 1 ½ tbsp each (whatever size you choose, stick to it). Arrange the meatballs on a large, lightly oiled sheet pan and broil for 5 to 8 minutes until browned (they will cook some more in the soup).
- In a large pot, heat about 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Visit Easy Meatball Soup Recipe @ www.themediterraneandish.com for full instructions.