Saturday, February 5, 2011

Meatball Soup
(Latvian Frikadelu Zupa)

1 lb ground sirloin
1 C plain bread crumbs
2 eggs
Generous amount of pepper
3-4 medium potatoes
5 medium carrots
½ C chopped green onions
10 C beef stock (do yourself a favor and go straight to the stock and pass by the beef broth – this is an important step when making soup – use stock and not broth…..)
Dollop of sour cream when serving (optional)

Shred the potatoes and carrots and add them to the beef stock. No need to peel anything. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Make small meatballs from the beef, bread crumbs, eggs and pepper. Chop the green onions, using all the white and all the green parts.

Carefully add the raw meatballs and onions to the soup and simmer for about 30 minutes.