MLA MEATBALL, BEAN AND PASTA SOUP

  • Prep time 15Min
  • Cook time 20Min
  • Technique Broil
  • Meat Beef
  • Cut
  • Serves 4

MEATBALL, BEAN AND PASTA SOUP

Ingredients

Method

  1. In a large bowl combine mince, garlic, onion, breadcrumbs, basil, feta and egg. Season and combine well. Roll heaped tablespoons of mince mixture into balls and place on a large plate (makes 24 balls).
  2. In a large saucepan add the passata, stock and 500ml (2 cups) water. Cover and bring to the boil over high heat. Add pasta and reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add meatballs and cook for 5 minutes. Add beans and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Remove from heat and stir through kale.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with extra basil and feta. Serve with rye toast, lemon wedges and baby rocket leaves.



Tips:

  1. Use silverbeet, baby spinach or English spinach instead of kale.
  2. Goats cheese or parmesan could be used instead of feta.
  3. The meatball mixture could be pan-fried, simmered in passata and served with pasta.
  4. Substitute canned lentils or chickpeas for pasta if desired.