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- Meat and poultry
- Beef soup
Lean steak mince meatballs in a warming and hearty tomato stock with rice and a touch of mint. This warming supper is super easy to make, and your family will love a touch of something different.
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 small onion, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 5 tablespoons passata
- 1 litre water
- 4 tablespoons uncooked white rice
- 8 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 675g minced steak
- 2 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons diced onion
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, minced
MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50min
- In a large saucepan or casserole, cook onion and garlic in olive oil over medium high heat until translucent. Stir in passata, water, rice, mint and salt, and bring to a low boil.
- Meanwhile, combine minced sirloin with tomatoes, 2 tablespoons diced onion, egg white, mint, salt and pepper. Form into small balls, and place in boiling liquid. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked and rice is tender.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(16)
Reviews in English (9)
by Linda T
This recipe is close to the real deal. A few things I used to see my mother do different was to add the whole egg instead of egg white (ball will hold better) and add about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of rice to your meat before forming into a ball. One more thing, to add more flavoring, add 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers and some chicken bullion to the broth while cooking. Hope this helps.-10 Feb 2008
This is really close to the real deal. a few tips though, the way my mom made it growing up was adding minced mint to the meat as well as the sprigs to the broth, use rice and flour in the meat nd use a whole egg. instead of using the tomatoes and onions in the meatballs add to the broth. use Chicken or beef boullin to flavor and add carrots, potatoes and cabbage. add lemon juice and hot suace after serving, Heat up some corn tortillas, roll'em up and dip as you eat the soup.-15 Jun 2009
This is a very good soup. Lots of flavor. The only problem is the recipe doesn't state how much water and how much mint so I guessed at 2 c water and I used almost all the mint that came in the container, except the 2 tbs set aside for the meatballs. Turned out fine. I added cabbage, potatoes and corn to the soup and it was so delicious.-19 Dec 2005