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Meatball And Macaroni Soup

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Ingredients
  Extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Carrots 2 , peeled, chopped
  Celery ribs 2 , chopped
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Bay leaves 2 (Fresh Or Dried)
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Beef 1⁄3 Pound, grounded and combined with pork and veal
  Pork 1⁄3 Pound, grounded and combined with beef and veal
  Veal 1⁄3 Pound, grounded and combined with beef and pork
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated (Parmigiano Reggiano Or Romano)
  Plain bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Or Couple Of Handfuls)
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly grounded or grated
  Chicken stock/Broth 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dried pasta/Broken fettuccini/ditalini 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Spinach 1 Pound, triple-washed and coarsely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Cut all the vegetables, as desired.
2) In deep pot oadd chopped carrots, onions, celery, oil and bay leaves.
3) Season with salt and pepper and cook the veggies for 5-6 minutes in a covered pot while stirring in between.

MAKING
4) While the veggies are cooking, in a mixing bowl, combine meats, garlic, cheese, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
5) In the vegetable pot, add broth and water.
6) Increase flame to high and boil the soup than reduce the heat.
7) Make small balls from the meat mixture and drop them in the soup.
8) When all balls are finished, add pasta to the soup and simmer until pasta is tender.
9) Add spinach to the pot and cook until wilted.
10) Soup is ready to serve.

SERVING
11) Adjust the seasoning before serving.
12) Serve the soup with crusty bread slices or grilled 4 cheese sandwiches.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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