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minestra maritata (wedding soup)

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a recipe by
Jolene Bailey
Aguanga, CA

I made this soup for a culture summit, for people from all over the world. It was a hit! Have fun sharing it with your friends and family. Feel free to season it any way you like, and serve with different breads from around the world.

★★★★★ 1
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For minestra maritata (wedding soup)

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 2 pinch
    oregano, dried
  • 2 pinch
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • SOUP
  • 12 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 lg
  • 1 pinch
    sage or poultry seasoning
  • 2 c
    turnip greens
  • parmesan cheese, grated

How To Make minestra maritata (wedding soup)

  • 1
    in a medium bowl, combine all meat ball ingredients. roll into 1 inch balls. set aside.
  • 2
    in a large soup pot, heat chicken broth on high to a rolling boil. beat eggs together and pour into boiling chicken broth in a THIN stream. (should look like egg-drop soup) be sure to constantly stir to keep the egg from sticking together.
  • 3
    reduce to simmer. add meatballs and seasoning, cook for one hour.
  • 4
    remove stems and coarsely chop turnip greens. add to soup and cook for an additional hour. top each serving with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, and serve with bread.

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