Ready in 45 minutes
This is a satisfying main dish meatball soup.
1. Combine beef, 2 tbs pasta, pine nuts, bread crumbs, egg, 1 tbs parsley, 1/2 tsp basil, salt, pepper and garlic in a bowl. Form into 1 inch meatballs.
2. Bring beef broth, tomato sauce, onion and remaining 1/2 tsp basil to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Carefully add meatballs to broth. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Add remaining 3 tbs pasta; cook 10 minutes or until tender. Garnish with remaining 1 tbs parsley.
Tip: Acini di pepe is a tiny rice-shaped pasta. You could also substitute orzo pasta.
I made this Dec 28 2005, and I would make this again.
jrad1997 2y agoTry
BeccaGK 3y ago
Ruyajo3 3y agoIt was good but if you making double just use 1 can tomato sauce.
sharondiamondstein 3y agoQuick, easy and filling
jjstine 4y agoAdd a few dashes of hot sauce...yum!
Jujufroggiebaby 4y agoWow is this ever a great soup! Made this yesterday and everyone absolutely loved it. My only suggestion is that you need to make double. I bet you still won't have leftovers if you do.
rkdurazo 6y agoVery satisfying meal. The broth is missing something- maybe a little tang or spice(?) Will definitely make it again, but would doctor it up a bit. The meatballs are perfect.
Presidentialsweet 7y agoI was looking for a recipe for this cuz I was craving my Albodigas soup from a restaurant in California, and since I couldn't go there, I had to make some. this was PERFECT! Even my super, super picky 2-year-old loved it!
mikeschn 10y agoI made this Dec 28 2005, and I would make this again. [I posted this recipe.]