Enjoy this beautiful meatball soup all throughout the year, especially in the cold season. It warms up your whole being.
It is one of those really addictive dishes. My kids are addicted to this and I have to say I still am too.
As a child, my mum used to make this often and I always loved it. I thought I must share this fabulous soup with you so get you adicted to it too!! ;-)) I eat it with fresh home made bread and fresh green chillies or pickled ones. ? ? Delicious !!
It is one of those soups that go very well with children and even those that do not eat vegetables will eat this I can guarantee you that if they eat it once they will ask for it again and again. My kids also get very excited on the meatballs which they really enjoy eating and say they are the best meatballs in the whole wide world. They are sweet to say that but I also feel that they are perfectly right and they do know what they are talking about ;-))
Give it a try and let me know if you liked this as much as we do.
Preparing the meatballs:
- 500 g beef mince
- 1 small onion
- 50 g rice
- 1-2 eggs (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper freshly ground
Preparing the soup:
- 1.5 l water
- 1 large onion
- 1 large parsnip
- 1 large carrot
- 1/3 small celeriac
- 2 sticks celery
- 1 small red pepper
- 1 medium courgette
- 1 can tomatoes chopped
- 1 tbps tomato paste
- 1 bunch parsley fresh
- In a bowl, put the mince meat along with the small finely chopped (grated) onion, the rice, salt, pepper and the egg(s) if the meat is extra lean. Mix all thoroughly and make small bite-size meatballs. Place them on a big plate or a chopping board.
- Put the soup water in a pot and bring to boil.
- Meanwhile, chop all the washed vegetables into small cubes or bigger chunks if you prefer. Place them all in a large bowl and set aside.
- When the water is beginning to boil, put the heat down to medium and gently drop all the meatballs (one by one) with the help of a spoon. Let them cook for a few minutes until some foam will gather on the water surface. Remove this foam carefully with a spoon.
- Add all the chopped vegetables to the soup and let it cook for about 10 mins.
- Add some salt, tomato paste and the chopped tomatoes and allow to cook (uncovered) on medium heat until it starts boiling when you could reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 20 mins.
- Put salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the soup in serving bowls, sprinkle a good pinch of chopped parsley and serve.