6 cups chicken broth
2 cups spinach (or endive, escarole)
1/2 cup orzo pasta (or more if you like a noodle-heavy soup)
1/3 cup chopped carrot
For the meatballs:
1/2 lb ground beef
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 tbsp parmesan cheese (or try romano for a stronger taste!)
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp onion powder
(1) In a large bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients and then shape the mixture into 3/4" balls.
(2) In a large pot, heat the broth to a boil and then stir in the spinach, orzo, carrot, and meatballs (uncooked).
(3) Return the soup to a boil. When it starts to boil again, reduce the heat to medium,
(4) Cook the soup at a slow boil for about 10 minutes.
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