Minestrone with meatballs

Tags: soup
. 12 steps
meat balls   Simmer 20 minutes
8oz mince combine, shape into 16 small meatballs. Fry over fairly high heat until evenly browned
1 egg beaten
1 clove garlic crushed
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
2 tablespoons oil
1 onion finely diced   Fry until soft and golden
2 stalks celery
1 large carrot
3 pints stock   Pour in, bring to boil; cover, simmer gently 1 3/4 hours
14 oz tin tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 potato cubed
4 cabbage leaves shredded
1oz small macaroni
6oz frozen peas   Add, simmer 10 minutes; season to taste.
3/4 tin chick peas
Serve with yoghurt and parmesan