About this recipe:This Italian soup is also known as wedding soup. It refers to the marriage of flavours between meat and greens. In this soup beef mince meatballs are simmered with escarole and orzo. It's a delicious soup. Serve with grated Parmesan.
225g lean minced beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1.3 litres chicken stock
100g thinly sliced kale or escarole
200g uncooked orzo pasta
50g finely chopped carrot
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
In medium bowl, combine beef, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, basil and onion powder; shape into 1.75cm balls.
In large saucepan, heat stock to boiling; stir in kale, orzo pasta, chopped carrot and meatballs.
Return to the boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook at slow boil for 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.