Romanian Ciorba-Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 15 min 6
Romanian Ciorba-Soup
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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
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 253
Calories from fat 154
Calories from saturated fat 35
Total Fat 17.1 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.6 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Sodium 268 mg
Potassium 564 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 4.3 g
Protein 12.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.1
Meat 0.6
Vegetables 1.8

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