Tomato and meatball soup

Tags: made, hearty
The meatballs here are baked rather than fried
13 steps
1 tablespoon olive oil   Cook   Discard herbs, purée
1 clove garlic crush
2 onions chop
8 large tomatoes peel, chop   Simmer uncovered 20 minutes or until tomatoes softened, liquid reduced by 1/3
1 stock cube
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs thyme
1 teaspoon mint
1 teaspoon basil
3 cloves
pinch cayenne pepper
red wine   Cook
2 capsicums peel, cut in strips
meatballs   Simmer 10 minutes or until heated through
500g lamb mince Combine, roll into 1 tablespoon balls, bake in shallow dish in moderate oven 20 minutes or until browned and cooked through
2 shallots chop finely
1/4 cup parmesan
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons parsley
1 egg beat lightly