Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

 Ingredients ( 8 servings):

  • 400-500 g ground beefMain ingredients for Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  • 1 l beef stock
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 2 medium parsley roots
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • about 10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 3 Romaine lettuce (you can use escarole or spinach too)Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheeseItalian Wedding Soup Recipe
  • 3 stale/dry bread slices
  • 100 ml yoghurt
  • 100 g orzo pastaItalian Wedding Soup Recipe

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the greens, remove the white, harder parts of the leaves and cut them into bigger pieces.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  2. Grate the carrots.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  3. Chop the parsley roots, Italian Wedding Soup Recipegarlic and 1 onion Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  4. In a soup pot, heat about 6 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the onion, carrots and parsley root and half of the chopped garlic and saute about 5 minutes.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  6. Add the stock, bring to a boil and cook for about half an hour until the meatballs are prepared:
  7. Soak the bread slices in the yoghurt for about 10 minutes, squeeze out the excessive yoghurt.
  8. Grate the other onion.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  9. Combine the ground meat, soaked bread, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated onion, remaining chopped garlic,  salt and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  10. Mix thoroughly, then form the mixture into 3-4 cm balls, about the size of a walnut.
  11. Spread 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the bottom of an ovenproof dish. and line up the meatballs in it.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  12. Roast in the preheated oven at 150 C for about 10-15 minutes until they get a bit of darkish red colour.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  13. Add the meatballs and orzo pasta to the soup pot and cook 5 minutes.
  14. Add the greens, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
  15. Serve while still hot and grate some extra Parmesan cheese atop.

Italian Wedding Soup RecipeItalian Wedding Soup Recipe