minestra maritata (wedding soup)

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jolene Bailey
from 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.

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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