Friday, November 13, 2015

Lasagna Soup

I made this for the kids at the after school program yesterday. These kids constantly amaze me.  They are the least picky eaters ever.  They eat everything I send to them and they eat all of it.  I made 16 quarts of this soup.  There are 16 kids.  None was left.  How can kids eat a quart of soup each?
 I browned 1 pound of sweet Italian sausage, 1 pound of hot Italian sausage and 2 pounds of ground beef.
 Then add 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning, 2 tablespoons of granulated garlic and 2 tablespoons of granulated onion.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

 Add 8 cups of beef stock and 4 large cans of tomato puree.  I also added a few beef bouillon cubes to enrich the flavor.  Taste it and adjust seasoning if necessary. Stir in 1 cup of parmesan cheese.

Cook some broken lasagna noodles to al dente and add them to the soup. You can use any kind of pasta you like.  This was served with grated mozzarella on top.  You can also serve it with a dollop of ricotta cheese.