Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Italian Meatball Soup

16 - 20 Make Ahead Meatballs thaw if frozen
2 medium carrots, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 Tblsp tomato paste
4 garlic cloves pressed or minced
1 Tblsp Italian seasoning blend
1 - 28oz can crushed tomatoes
2 C beef broth
2 C water
salt and pepper to taste

in soup pot with a little olive oil, cook vegetables until tender 4-5 minutes
push vegetables to one side and add tomato paste
cook tomato paste until it begins to caramelize
add garlic and seasonings, mix well
stir in tomatoes, broth and water and bring to a simmer
cut meatballs in half
add to soup and simmer additional 15 - 30 minutes
serve with croutons

Until Next Time.....

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