How to make it

  • Combine ground beef, pork, egg, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic, oregano, parsley, nutmeg, paprika, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Use a teaspoon to measure out meat for even sized meatballs. With damp hands, shape them into balls. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  • Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrot, salt and pepper and cook until translucent and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, water and tomatoes. Cover and cook 10 minutes over medium heat or until soup comes to a boil.
  • Add meatballs and orzo to the boiling soup and stir to make sure they are fully submerged. Cover and simmer for another 15 minutes over medium heat. Stir in kale. Test a meatball and a piece of orzo to ensure that they are fully cooked. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.

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    " It was excellent "
    mellybelly ate it and said...
    Very nice flavours, and you're right about it being fun to make & eat! Maybe my meat was kind of fatty because I had to simmer it uncovered and keep skimming the fat that came to the top.
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  • httpmom 10 years ago
    Additional note: If you use a clear chicken broth the colors come out more distinct. My pics were using an colored broth as I had no clear on hand.But this can be a super presenter!
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    Thank you for sharing the recipe here! Its a good one!
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  • trackwidow 10 years ago
    I love this soup! Thank you for the recipe! I've bookmarked it for later.
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