Greek Meatballs And Lemon Soup Recipe


Today I’m making Greek Meatballs and Lemon Soup. Lemon is used a lot as a condiment in Greece and my wife loves it, so that’s a good enough reason to make this dish. Of course, I like meatballs and this is an interesting way of eating them.

Watch How To Make It:

I think this Greek Meatballs and Lemon Soup is very good during the summer because it’s so fresh, but it can also be a good comfort food for colder seasons.

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Greek Meatballs and Lemon Soup

Ground beef meatballs in a creamy lemon and egg sauce – this is what the Greeks call Giouvarlakia / Youvarlakia and it's very delicious!
Servings 4 people


Cutting board
Rubber spatula
Boiling Pot



  • We start by finely chopping the onion
  • Then we chop the parsley
  • In a large bowl, we add the meat, the parsley, the onion, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 egg, the coriander and the rice. Use your hands to mix everything together until you get a smooth paste
  • After that we put the mix in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Once this time has passed, get the meat out and start making medium sized meatballs. Covering your hands with some water will prevent the meat to stick to your hands
  • In a boiling pot add 3 cups of water and after it starts boiling add the meatballs one by one. Boil them for 25 minutes at low heat with the lid on.
  • Take a small bowl and add the remaining eggs then beat them well
  • Next, add the juice of the lemons over the egg and mix
  • Now take a ladle of the water in which you boiled the meatballs and add it over the egg and lemon mix. Stir to incorporate it. Do this 4 times and then you’ll have an evenly combined sauce
  • Next add this over the meatballs. Cook for 2 minutes then mix everything together and remove from the stove
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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  1. When do u put in the rice??

    1. See number 3. The rice is mixed in with the other ingredients.

  2. How many meatballs should it make?

  3. Is the rice uncooked or cooked?

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