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Pasta Meatball Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Sweet italian sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs 2 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Chopped onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), thinly sliced
  Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Beef broth/Hot water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Beef flavor instant bouillon 1 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce, undrained, cut up to make 2 cups
  Uncooked rotini 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Spiral Macaroni)
  Zucchini 1 Small, sliced
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. In large bowl add ground beef, Italian sausage, bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and egg. Combine together.
2. Shape into 3/4-inch meatballs.
3. Arrange meatballs in a 3-quart microwave-safe casserole.
4. Add onion and garlic.
5. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn once in between.
6. Drain out from casserole.
7. Stir in remaining ingredients except zucchini and Parmesan cheese.
8. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes. Stir in between.
9. Add zucchini and microwave on HIGH for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in between and cook vegetables and pasta until tender.

SERVING
10. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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