Mom’s meatball soup

Believe it or not I’m sick again!

This never happened to me before, not even when I was a little kid I got sick every month…

To help myself recover yesterday night I made what my mom used to make for me when I was sick: meatball soup!

Try this out to warm these cold winter nights

Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 1  cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup potato, diced
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 300 g ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 200 g pasta

Chop up a carrot

then a potato

half an onion

and some celery

throw all the veggies in a pot

fill it up with water and bring it to a boil. Oh, add 1 ripe tomato as well…I almost forgot about it

In a bowl combine ground beed (you can also use pork or half and half), 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp of sage

add in 2 slices of bread (soaked and squeezed), 1 egg, 1/4 cup grated parmesane cheese and some fresh chopped parsley

Mix all the ingredients together

then using your hands, shape the mixture into small balls

Now that the water is boiling add in 2 tsp of salt and slowly drop in the meatballs

Cover with a lid and let simmer for about 1h and 30 min

Meanwhile grab some short/small pasta. This is what I had on hand but any other kind of small cut past would do

Boil it accoring to package instructions.

In a serving bowl ladle some pasta

and some soup

and enjoy, nice and warm

You can also add some grated parmesan cheese if you like

I love this soup! Remind me of my childhood

Love you mom!

– LittleDani

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2 comments on “Mom’s meatball soup

  1. this sounds good. what do you think of adding chicken instead of ground beef?
    also you said to “add in 2 slices of bread (soaked and squeezed),” what are you soaking the bread in????
    love your blog!! now to get at and try some of your recipe!

    • I just soaked it in water, some ppl like soaking the bread in milk. Up to you. I don’t find there is any difference in the flavor.
      Chicken as ground chicken? Might be an idea.

      Thanks Lori 🙂

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