Saturday, March 13, 2010

Meatball Tortellini Soup (from Saucy Diva)

Our Supper Club nights usually have a theme. This recipe was my contribution for our "foods that are spherical" night. And no, that wasn't the actual theme. I've been warned about mentioning the real theme.


1 tablespoons butter
1/2 onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 quart beef stock
1 (12 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup chopped kale
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 pound frozen, cooked meatballs - thawed ( more if you really love meatballs)
1/2 pound fresh cheese tortellini


1. Melt butter in a large pot and cook the onions and garlic until tender.
2. Pour the beef stock into the pot.
3. Add everything except the meatballs and the tortellini. Bring mixture to a boil.
4. Add the tortellini and meatballs and return to a boil. Cook for another 5 minutes.

* Makes 3-4 servings.
** If you'd like to precook and freeze this meal, stop after step #3 and freeze broth mixture separate from meatballs and tortellini.

I suggest serving with some warm crusty bread.

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