I have a great soup recipe for you today. Bobbie from A Vision to Remember posted this recipe of mine fo the 30 Day Food Challenge but I wanted to share it with you in case you missed it. Super easy, all done in one pot and it only takes about a half hour! Sound good?
- 2 – 32 oz boxes of beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 lbs ground hamburger
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 T Montreal Grill Seasoning (or similar seasoning)
- 2 t. Italian seasoning
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 cups cavatappi pasta (about half a 1 lb box)
- 2 bunches of red Swiss chard (you can substitute green Swiss chard or spinach if you prefer)
Add beef broth and water to large pot and bring to a boil.
While broth is heating, mix together the ground beef, breadcrumbs, grill seasoning, Italian seasoning, and egg.
Form into 1″ meatballs.
When broth is boiling, add meatballs. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. While meatballs are cooking prepare Swiss chard. Swiss Chard has a wonderful, tangy taste, but if you can’t find it at your market, you can also substitute Spinach in this recipe.
Rinse it really well – the chard can be gritty. Cut off the bottom red section of the chard for this recipe. It takes longer than the leaves to soften.
Chop remaining chard into 2-3 inch pieces. Not too small – the chard will wilt when added to the soup.
After 5 minutes, add pasta to the pot. The Cavatappi is nice and curly so it picks up a lot of the broth.
Cover and simmer about 5 minutes. Add swiss chard to pot, pushing down the leaves to make it all fit. (It seems like a lot. Don’t worry – it will shrink down.)
Cover and simmer 5 more minutes. Test pasta – it should be done. Make sure all chard is stirred in and wilted. All done! So easy huh?
A great addition to serve with this is Sourdough slices toasted with butter, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese.
Enjoy your yummy, easy soup!
Linking to Crazy Daisies Tuesday Tastes Party!
Let me know if you try the recipe!