• 195_Italian Wedding Soup

    Ingredients:

    1/2 lb lean ground beef

    1 egg, slightly beaten

    2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

    1 tablespoon parmesan cheese

    1/2 teaspoon dried basil

    1/2 teaspoon onion powder

    5 3/4 cups chicken broth

    2 cups chopped escarole or 2 cups chopped spinach

    1/2 cup orzo pasta, uncooked

    1/3 cup finely chopped carrot

    grated parmesan cheese

    Directions:

    In medium bowl combine, meat, egg,bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil& onion powder; shape into 3/4" balls.

    In large sauce pan, heat broth to boiling; stir in spinach, orzo, carrot& meatballs.

    Return to boil;reduce heat to medium.

    Cook at slow boil for 10 minutes or until orzo is tender.

    Stir frequently to avoid sticking.

    Serve with additional Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.