A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. - Old New York Proverb
This soup takes a little time to prepare, but there is nothing difficult or complicated about it. I am pleased with this creation.
Meatloaf Florentine Soup
16 Meatballs, cooked (see recipe below)
2 large potatoes, washed and chopped
6-8 mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch of fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
6 cups beef broth
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot combine the onion, garlic and potatoes with the broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and meatballs and simmer for another 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. Add the spinach and simmer another 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
1 pound ground meat
1-2 slices of bread, torn into small pieces or 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp oil
To a skillet add the oil and saute the onion until soft. Add the onion along with all the other ingredients to the ground meat. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together and shape into meatballs. The mix should make about 16 golf ball size meatballs. Brown the meatballs in the oil that was used to soften the onion.