Romanian Ciorba-Soup

Romanian Ciorba-Soup

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
15 min 1 h 15 min 1 h 30 min 6


300 gm Beef, ground, lean
1/4 tsp Black pepper (to taste)
1 medium Carrots (grated)
1 medium stalk(s) Celery (cut into small pieces)
1 medium egg Egg
2 potato Potato (large, cut into small pieces)
1 1/2 cup chopped Tomato
1/4 tsp Salt (to taste)
4 tbsp Sunflower oil
1 cup Tomato juice
2 tbsp All-purpose white flour
1 medium Yellow onion (chopped)


Mix the ground meat with salt and pepper, one egg and one tablespoon of chopped onion. Make into a small meatballs with a full teaspoon of the mixture and roll it in some of the flour.

Stir-fry the meat balls with sunflower oil in a skillet until the outside layer has cooked well - 2 or 3 minutes.

In a large pot sauté the chopped onion, chopped celery, grated carrot, salt and pepper in the sunflower oil until golden.

Add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Once the water comes to a boil add the strained tomatoes and simmer for a half an hour

Then add the potato and meat ball and cook another 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, and then add the celery greens and tomato juice. Let it simmer for another 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 265  
Calories from fat 153  
Calories from saturated fat 35  
Total Fat 17.0  g
Saturated Fat 3.8  g
Trans Fat 0.3  g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1  g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.7  g
Cholesterol 58  mg
Sodium 273  mg
Potassium 590  mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.1  g
Dietary Fiber 2.2  g
Sugars 4.4  g
Protein 12.8  g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.1
Meat 0.6
Vegetables 1.8

Energy sources

Pygal 23% 437.717593271 128.903540738 58% 370.282915574 282.210324906 19% 329.956636045 122.91862776 23% 58% 19% Carbohydrates Fat Protein
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