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Boiled meat ball soup – Youvarlakia avgolemono

Boiled meat ball soup
Servings: 5


  • 1/2 lb of beef’s ground
  • 3/4 cupof  bread’s crumbs
  • 1 pinch of dill
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of flour (All purpose)
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 pinchof  mint
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium, white onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 pinches of parsley
  • 1-2 pinches of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of rice
  • 2-3 pinches of salt
Boiled meat ball soup - Youvarlakia avgolemono

Boiled meat ball soup – Youvarlakia avgolemono


  • Knead together the ground beef, rice, bread crumbs,onion and seasonings..
  • Form the mixture into small balls and roll them in the flour.
  • Put the balls in a pot of boiling water or stock and add the olive oil and a little lemon juice.
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and while still beating, slowly add the remaining lemon juice.
  • Slowly beat in some stock from the pot.
  • Slowly add this mixture back into the pot with the meat balls and continue stirring for one or two minutes.
  • Do not let boil.
  • Serve hot.

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