A highly substantial meal, which is perfect for the cold winter days. Cooked meatballs are simmered with tomatoes, green beans, carrots, kale and cheese tortellini in a beef stock.
I've been making this soup for years, glad to see someone posted it so others will know of it's greatness. Wonderful soup, not only quick but filling. Only difference when I make it is I used homemade beef stock and omit the beans/double the kale. This increases well to feed whoever shows up, just add more broth and throw in more veggies. Best with a homemade crusty bread or beer bread. NOTE: You can use almost any kind of meatballs you like. I prefer an italian-seasoned meatball that I've made myself with ground chuck and sausage. - 19 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Make you use tortellini that you like because this was really good but i didn'y like my brand of tortellini - 13 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent recipe. Used Olive Oil instead of butter, omitted the carrots, and used chicken stock instead of beef. Fantastic! Definitely a keeper! - 14 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)