Meatball and Tortellini Soup
This soup is a mixture of my mother's recipe and my own adjustments. It is perfect for a cold day and is usually even better the next day. Simply put it back on the stove, add a little water if needed, and warm it up. There is a lot of prep, especially because of making the meatballs homemade, but it is so worth it. My very favorite soup and full of good ingredients! My kids and husband love it too! Serve with Parmesan cheese and toasted bread.
I use 12 cups of water mixed with 12 level teaspoons of Orrington Farms(R) beef-flavored broth base powder.
Substitute spinach or escarole for the kale, if desired. You can use frozen green beans and fresh cheese tortellini.
You can keep this soup in a slow cooker on Low if needed.