Use this easy vegetable soup recipe to cook German soup with simple and tasty ingredients like mincemeat, rice, fresh vegetables, and sour cream.
Learn in the video below how to make meatball soup from scratch using a tasty and easy soup recipe with mincemeat and rice in the German cooking style!
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1) 1.5 kg/50 oz of root vegetables (carrot, parsnip, parsley, celery)
2) some salt or red pepper paste
3) 2 tbsp of vegetable oil (sunflower oil)
4) ground black pepper to taste
5) 1 kg/35 oz of minced meat (pork mince, beef mince, poultry mince)
6) 1 egg
7) 8 tbsp of white rice
8) 250 g/9 oz of fresh tomatoes (optional)
9) a large bundle of parsley leaves, chopped
10) some sour cream for serving (optional)
11) 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (optional)
1) peel root vegetables off, chop small, then place them into a high pot of 8-10 l/270-340 fl oz volume
2) season vegetables with some salt or pepper paste to taste
3) pour a little vegetable oil and enough water just to cover the vegetables
4) put the pot on the stove at high temperature and simmer the vegetables until they soften a little (about 10 minutes)
5) meanwhile, put the minced meat in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste
6) break the egg over mincemeat
7) add rice to the bowl, then mix ingredients thoroughly to combine well
8) make meatballs of medium size by hand, press mince well to eliminate air from the composition
9) chop tomatoes and add them to the pot, then fill the pot up with water for about three quarters and wait for it to reach boiling temperature (about 10 minutes)
10) reduce the temperature to a medium low level, then put the meatballs in the soup by hand slowly to avoid breaking them
11) boil the ingredients until the meatballs rise to the surface and are soft (about 20-30 minutes)
12) add chopped parsley to taste and boil the soup for a few more minutes
13) when serving, put soup and 2-3 meatballs on each plate, then add a tablespoon of chopped boiled egg and a tablespoon of sour cream (optional)
Meatball soup is a traditional German soup. This soup recipe is served all over the country with various regional variations.
Because it’s very tasty and easy to prepare with simple ingredients and at anyone’s fingertips, meatball soup has also been adopted by housewives in other countries. It is interesting that in these places the soup is not served at the wedding but daily and especially on Sundays and on the occasion of various holidays.
Two of the countries where meatball soup has become extremely popular are Hungary and Romania. In addition, in many other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in the Balkans, people enjoy meatball soup with great pleasure. Of course, regional variations of the wedding soup recipe are cooked in each of these places, and the minced meat used is often pork, but beef or chicken is also widely used.
The meatball soup recipe I present to you on this page is Hungarian-inspired. As far as I know, adding chopped boiled eggs to the soup when serving is a typical Hungarian custom. This ingredient is optional, but I still recommend using it because it enriches the soup and gives it a more refined taste.
In addition, I like to eat this soup sour and spicy. Therefore, I use apple cider vinegar to sour it and serve the soup with pickled hot peppers. Of course, these ingredients are completely optional when cooking and serving a German wedding soup recipe.
As you can see in the video, German meatball soup is very easy to cook. As a result, I don’t have many cooking tips to offer to get the best results.
Maybe the thing I need to emphasize is to press the minced meat well when making the meatballs because if there is a lot of air left in the composition, they will break during boiling in the broth.
I also warn you NOT to mix the soup immediately after adding the meatballs because you will break them. Wait patiently for it to boil over low heat and rise to the surface, this is a sign that they are tender and ready to serve.
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