Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
The name of the soup is Italian for "shreds" or "rags", which is what the eggs look like after they are drizzled into the soup. The meatballs are dropped into the simmering soup, no need to brown first. Note: You can substitute 1- 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, for the fresh spinach if you wish.
- 8 ounces lean ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped fine, 1/3 cup
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons parsley, fresh chopped
- 1 teaspoon parmesan cheese, grated
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 8 ounces fresh spinach, cut in thin strips
- 1 medium carrot, shredded
- 1⁄4 cup egg pastina or 1⁄4 cup any small shell pasta
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- grated parmesan cheese
- Mix all meatball ingredients.
- Shape rounded teaspoons of meatball mixture into 3/4 inch balls.
- Put all soup ingredients except meatballs in large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat and cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Drop meatballs into the simmering soup.
- Cook, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink in the center.
- Using a woooden spoon, stir soup while slowly pouring in the beaten eggs.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 2 minutes until the eggs are set.
- Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
Delicious soup! Followed exactly as written. Made for PAC Spring 2010.
Absolutely delicious. Although my grandmother made stracciatelli all the time, I never knew how to do it. This soup was surprisingly fast, even with the making of the meatballs. I ended up doubling the meatball ingredients and freezing one batch for when I next get the urge for this soup. I did use frozen chopped spinach in place of the fresh. Other than that, everything was exactly as written and wonderful. Thanks for posting.