I've been wanting to cook this soup for weeks. I was just waiting for the perfect time, when the weather get a little colder, and now it has come!
This is my personal way of cooking it, as I imagined it should be done. I tried to find recipes, but none of them "called my name", so I just figured... what if I do it myself? And this is the result. It's a very delicious soup, and it tasted like lasagna, sometimes a little bit of pizza, as my husband said.
And, you should really give it a try. It's very cozy.
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup tomato pasta sauce (I used garlic + herbs)
- 2 tbsp beef broth bouillon
- 3 tbsp salted butter
- 16 oz large curd cottage cheese (500 gr)
- 1/2 diced purple onion
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 lb ground sirloin (1/2 kg)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 diced cheddar smoked sausages (Johnsonville)
- 2 tbsp basil leaves, crushed
- 2 tbsp bay leaves, crushed
- 3 cups cooked pasta
So first, cook around 3 cups pasta as directed in the package MINUS 2 minutes. You can use elbows, tie bows, shells, rotini, flowers (fiori), etc. I used elbows. I usually cook pasta for 13 minutes, except for spaguetti or angel hair, just 11 minutes. So I cooked these elbows for 11 minutes.
Now, melt 2 tbsp butter in a little vegetable oil.
Add the diced onion. Stir for 3 minutes.
Add garlic. Stir for 2 minutes.
Add ground beef.
Stir and when almost cooked, add 1 tbsp beef broth bouillon and pepper.
Stir and add the diced sausage. I forgot to take a picture of that! Now, when meat is cooked, add beef broth and tomato sauce.
Stir and in medium heat, wait until it simmers. Add 1 tbsp butter. Cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta. It will finish cooking in the soup.
Stir and let it simmer covered for 3 minutes.
Add the herbs.
Stir and cover for 5 minutes.
Drain cottage cheese (to remove liquids) and add to the soup.
Stir and cover for other 4 minutes.
Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover, remove from heat, and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Bread: I prepared some bread to go with the soup. I just placed some double-cream cheese (or regular cream cheese), drizzle some olive oil, then added some dried herbs and Parmesan. And chili powder.
After 10 min at 300F in the oven.
So take a sip.
And serve one large plate of your soup.
Do you wanna try some?
Let me know how it goes!
You can also check it out at Tasty Kitchen.
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