|photo and recipe originally from Cooking with My Kid|
We adapted this recipe for my gluten and casein-free kids and it was so good.
1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup finely minced onion
1/2 cup fine plain bread crumbs or 3/4-1 cup gluten-free crumbs
8 cups good chicken broth
2 large carrots, cut in rounds
2 stalks celery, diced
1 cup orzo (or rice, for guten-free cooking)
1/2 package or about 5 oz. fresh spinach, trimmed and torn
salt & fresh cracked pepper
In a large pot bring broth, carrots and celery to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover. Let cook for 10 minutes. Meanwhile in a large bowl, mix meat, egg, onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper to taste. Shape into 1 inch balls and set aside. Add orzo and cook 5 minutes or rice and let it cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the meatballs and simmer more 10 minutes until meatballs are cooked. Stir in spinach just before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste.