Italian Wedding Soup with Fullblood Wagyu Meatballs

October  1, 2020
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Photo by https://double8cattle.com/blogs/recipes/soup-wagyu-meatballs
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This delicious soup is filled with tender Wagyu meatballs, fregola pasta, fresh vegetables, and Italian herbs. Roughly chopped spinach and dashes of salt and black pepper finish the savory soup. Try this Italian wedding soup recipe when you're looking to warm up on a chilly day! —Double8Cattle

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound Double 8 Cattle Company Fullblood Wagyu Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parsley (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano (minced)
  • 4 ounces Parmesan (grated)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 cup Fregola Pasta
  • 4 cups Spinach (rough chopped)
  • 2 quarts Chicken Stock
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic (minced)
  • 2 RIB Celery (small diced)
  • 1 White Onion (small diced)
  • 2 Carrots (small diced)
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons Parsley (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt (to season)
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to season)
  1. Tools - Large Bowl, Baking Sheet, Parchment Paper, Large Pot
  2. FIRST STEP Pull the Fullblood Wagyu ground beef from the freezer, and place it in the refrigerator 24 hours before starting this recipe.
  3. PREPARING THE FULLBLOOD WAGYU MEATBALLS Preheat your oven to 350°F. Combine the Fullblood Wagyu ground beef, egg, milk, minced parsley, minced oregano, grated parmesan, and panko bread crumbs into a mixing bowl. Mix until the ingredients are fully combined. Scoop out teaspoon-sized meatballs. Use your hands to roll the meatballs into ball shapes. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. When all the meatballs are rolled and on the baking sheet, place them in the preheated oven. Cook at 350°F for 10 minutes. Remove, and set aside.
  4. PREPARING THE WEDDING SOUP Small dice the white onion, carrots, and celery. Place 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot, and place the pot on the stove over medium-high heat. Add the diced onions, carrots, and celery to the pot, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the chicken stock, minced parsley, and oven-cooked meatballs (that you prepared previously) to the pot. Cook for 10 minutes. Next, add the fregola pasta. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
  5. FINAL STEPS Rough chop the spinach, and add it to the soup. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve, and enjoy!

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