Giouvarlakia Meatball Soup

Make hearty, comforting, and traditional Gouvarlakia meatball soup at home with just a few simple ingredients, in under an hour!

what you'll need
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 onion (grated)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 60 g calrose rice (οr short grain)
  • 1 handful parsley (chopped)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 l water
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 60 ml lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
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step 1

Add the meat, rice, onion, garlic, parsley, olive oil, salt, and paper to a bowl and mix until everything is fully combined.

step 2

Use a spoon to scoop small amounts of the mixture and shape them into equally-sized small meatballs.

step 3

Bring the water to a boil in a large pot, add the carrot, potatoes, salt, olive oil, and meatballs and simmer for 40 minutes.

step 4

Egg-lemon Sauce: Create a smooth mixture by whisking together the egg yolks, cornstarch, and lemon juice (or using a small blender).

step 5

Pour a ladle of soup into the bowl while whisking it continuously until it becomes frothy.

step 6

Add the egg-lemon sauce to the soup and stir lightly for a minute.

Giouvarlakia Meatball Soup

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