Learn in this video how to make meatball soup from scratch by using a tasty and easy wedding soup recipe with mincemeat and rice!
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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 vegetable 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 wedding 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 available to everyone, meatball soup has also been adopted by housewives in other countries. Interestingly, in these places, the soup is not served at the wedding but on a daily basis 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 eat meatball soup with great pleasure. Of course, regional variations of the wedding soup recipe are cooked in each of these spots and the minced meat used is often pork, but beef or chicken is also used largely.
The wedding soup recipe I present to you on this page is Hungarian-inspired. As far as I know, adding some chopped boiled egg 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 with a sour and spicy taste. Therefore, I use apple cider vinegar to sour it and serve the soup with pickled hot peppers next to it. Of course, these ingredients are completely optional when you’re cooking a wedding soup recipe.
As you saw in the video, meatball soup is very easy to cook. As a result, I don’t have much advice to offer to get the best results.
Maybe the thing I need to emphasize is to press the minced meat well when you make the meatballs because if there is a lot of air left in the composition, they will break them during cooking in the broth.
Also, I warn you NOT to mix the soup after you have added the meatballs because you will break them. Wait patiently to boil over low heat and rise to the surface, this is a sign that they are tender and ready to serve.
Enjoy meatball soup and cooking German wedding soup recipe!
More information about German wedding soup recipe origins is available here!