Jim meatball and bowtie soup

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Italian sausage links-boiled
1 pounds Ground round
1 \N Egg
½ cup Bread crumbs
3 \N Anchovy filets
1 pounds Bowtie pasta
1 cup Diced tomatoes
1 cup Diced onions
1 cup Diced zuchini
1 cup Beef stock
1 cup Tomato juice
3 tablespoons Italian spice
2 tablespoons Garlic powder
1 \N 15 oz can cannellini beans
1 cup Diced mushrooms

Mince the anchovies, or use anchovy paste. For meatballs: blend the anchovies, egg, bread crumbs and 1 T of each spice. Form into 1" balls and place on a sheet pan. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool, set aside. Bring a stock pot of water to boil. Add Italian sausage links. Boil 10 minutes. Remove, allow to cool, slice, set aside.

Use the same stockpot to cook pasta till al dente. Drain well, DO NOT RINSE. The unrinsed pasta will provide starch to thicken the soup. Use the pot once again, saute onions, mushrooms, zucchini. Add beef stock, tomato juice, tomatoes, and the rest of the spices. Simmer for 30 minutes, add the meatballs, Italian sausage, and pasta. Serve and enjoy.

Source: Omalia Cooking School - "Hot or Cold Soups" - Steve Dillback, Instructor

Typos by Jim Kirk - captain@... Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #259 by Jim Kirk <captain@...> on Oct 01, 1997

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