Meatball Sour Soup
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 1 lb (500g) of ground meat (I used pork)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of rice
  • ¼ cup of parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
Soup (Ciorbă)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots grated, or cut in very small pieces
  • 2 stalks of celery cut in very small pieces
  • 1 small can tomato paste 6 oz (170g)
  • 3 tsp Bors Magic
  • 2-3 tsp Vegeta
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley
  1. Chop all your veggies then start with the meatballs mix (onions, paprika, parsley, rice, salt and pepper). Form small meatballs about 1 inch in diameter, or even smaller, depends on how much patience you have.
  2. In a big soup pot, heat the oil and then add the remaining vegetables and fry until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add about 12 to 16 cups of water (about 4l). Wait for the soup to start boiling, then add the meatballs one at a time.
  4. Keep cooking, when the meatballs are done, they will rise to the top but don't let that fool you, you need to taste them to check if the rice is cooked. Add tomato paste, bors magic, vegeta, salt and pepper and let the soup simmer on medium for another 10-20 minutes.
  5. When the soup is done, add the parsley. Serve this hot with a bit of sour cream... or without.
Recipe by CookingGlory at