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Giouvarlakia Recipe: A Greek Traditional Meat Ball Soup

Giouvarlakia recipe with avgolemono is probably one of my most favorite ones! This traditional meatball soup is a delicious Greek food dish that fits perfectly on any cold winter day!

Giouvarlakia soup is made from meatballs and rice. What really makes the difference is the avgolemono sauce which transforms this soup into a mouthwatering food. For this reason, this dish is also known as youvarlakia avgolemono. Have in mind that instead of olive oil, you can use butter.

This giouvarlakia recipe is for four persons and will become one of the favorite Greek foods for your kids!

Giouvarlakia Recipe

Giouvarlakia Recipe – Ingredients

  • 500 gr of ground beef
  • ½ cup of Carolina rice (not boiled)
  • ½ cup of onion, minced
  • 3 spoons of parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 lemons
  • ½ cup of Greek olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Giouvarlakia Recipe – Instructions

  1. Start this giouvarlakia recipe by washing the rice with cold water a couple of times.
  2. Take a deep bowl and add the ground beef, rice, onion and parsley, the whites of 2 eggs, salt and pepper. Keep the yolks separately in another bowl.
  3. Knead all the ingredients well.
  4. Take a pot and add the oil.
  5. Take the meat mixture and with your hands form small balls and place each place in the pot.
  6. When you are over with this process, cover the giouvarlakia with hot water.
  7. Cook for 20-25 minutes. You might need to add some hot water during this step.
  8. In the meantime, beat the yolks and add the juice of the two lemons.
  9. With a deep scoop take from the pot a little broth and add it to the bowl. Stir well.
  10. Pour the avgolemono sauce over the giouvarlakia. Gently shake the pot and boil over medium temperature for another 2-3 minutes or until you get a thick sauce
  11. Serve hot.

If you liked this giouvarlakia recipe, stay tuned for more traditional Greek recipes!

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