Mama's Meatballs & Zuppa Di Spaghetti
- Servings: 8
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 38-45 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
|3 lbs||Ground Chuck|
|1 lb||Ground Pork|
|1 cup||Fine Dry Bread Crumbs|
|6||Large Cloves Garlic, finely chopped|
|2 tsp||Dried Oregano Leaves|
|1 tsp||Crushed Red Pepper Flakes|
|Tomato Soup Broth:|
|8 cups||Prepared Beef Broth|
|1× 28 oz can||Crushed Tomatoes, not drained|
|½ tsp||Dried Basil Leaves|
|½ tsp||Crushed Dried Rosemary Leaves|
|⅓ cup||Canned Parmesan Cheese|
|1× 16 oz pkg||Spaghetti Noodles Broken In Half Cooked Al Dente & Drained|
|Freshly Grated or Shavings Parmesan Cheese|
|Fresh Basil Leaves, thinly sliced|
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 15 X 10 inch jellyroll pan with foil and grease lightly, then set aside. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Incorporate well using hands or a wooden spoon. Divide mixture into sixteen 1/2 cup portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Arrange meatballs on prepared pan. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until browned. Meanwhile, combine broth, tomatoes, basil, rosemary and Parmesan in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low, then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Add meatballs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Evenly divide hot spaghetti noodles between eight large shallow soup bowls. Arrange two meatballs over pasta. Ladle hot tomato soup broth over all. Top with Parmesan cheese and sliced fresh basil leaves over all.
Around our family, soups were some of the best things going. We had a lot of meals with soups as the main course. In fact, if you put enough meat in it and salad all around it, it was always a very substantial meal. Oh, don't forget the crusty garlic French bread. No need to hunt for a perfect meatball. This meatball is a juicy orb taste sensation of meaty goodness. An Italian flavored beef meatball, bound with homey goodness then roasted to perfection. From ordinary red sauce cloaked noodles to extraordinary heaps of roasted meatballs sit naked over noodles in a classic tomato soup broth. A favorite for all ages. Serve with a spoon and fork to lasso those noodles along with big hot chunks of garlic bread to soak the tomato soup broth.