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Meatball soup

Meatball soup

Posted by Irina in Ciorbe
6 Mar 2015 | 5932 views

Meatball soup is one of the most appreciated soups in our family, from the smallest to the largest. And it's only good in cold weather, so now. It's a consistent soup, because, in addition to meatballs and vegetables, I always put a piece of head to chest, which gives it taste. So, after a bowl of soup, straight and with some cream and eaten with a slice of healthy bread, you don't need anything else. Maybe just a dessert, after. :)


  • 2 slices of beef breast head
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • half a celery (root)
  • 1 parsnip
  • parsley
  • lovage
  • cabbage juice
  • Tomato juice
  • For meatballs:
  • 400 g minced meat mixture (pork with pork)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons rice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chopped parsley

Method of preparation

For the beginning, I put the head of the breast to boil, I frothed and I let it boil for some time alone, until I added the vegetables and meatballs, to make sure that the meat is well cooked and tender.

Usually I throw the water in which the beef gives a few boils, because it darkens, but this time it was not the case, it was enough to clean the foam formed.

I added the finely chopped vegetables over the meat and let them boil.

In the meantime I prepared the meatballs: I mixed the minced meat with eggs, the rice, onion and parsley finely chopped, I seasoned with salt and pepper, after which I formed the meatballs with wet hands. I made them about the size of a walnut, not bigger, because when it boils, it still swells.

Once ready, I added the meatballs to the soup and let them boil for about 20 minutes. I always take a meatball out of the soup and check if the rice has boiled, if not, I let them continue to boil.

After the meatballs boiled, I added the tomato juice and the cabbage juice, the soup boiled a few more times and I stopped it.

At the end I sprinkled larch and chopped parsley, which give the soup a perfect aroma.

When it's ready, I can't wait to put a bowl of vegetable juice, a piece of meat with bone, a couple of meatballs and greens (again) on top in the bowls. A good spoonful of sour cream, a slice of bread and a pickled pepper, calmer, perfectly accompanies my meatball soup.

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