Today we will prepare another basic Transylvanian cuisine recipe step by step, a tasty pork meatballs vegetable soup.

About the Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup Recipe

In international cuisine, there are countless meatballs soup recipes in different flavors.

But in our family and generally in Transylvania, the basic recipe is made of pork minced meat, not beef as in other recipes because it was easier to find pork and it was cheaper. If the pork is too fat, you can combine it with half-pork half-beef.

pork meatballs vegetable soup

Let’s start with the ingredients

Since it is a soup with vegetables, we need the following ingredients: 5 carrots, 3-4 parsley root or parsnip, one small celery root, 2 medium onion and 2 sweet peppers ( I used one yellow and one red pepper ).

Roots of parsley, carrots, onions, sweet peppers and celery root

In the end, we will need 250 g of frozen peas, a handful of green parsley and two celery stalks.

For meatballs, I used half a pound of minced pork shoulder.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 1
Pork Mince

For meatballs, we need an onion, egg, parsley, sea salt, freshly ground pepper and a spoon of sweet pepper paste.

Prepare the ingredients.

To begin with, prepare the meat for the meatballs. For this, we chop a medium onion and half a handful of green parsley. To ease work and for speed, I used a hand chopper.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 2
Onion and Parsley in Chopper

Place the onion and chopped parsley over the minced meat and put a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. Also, add an egg and a spoon of sweet pepper paste the Hungarian Piros Arany.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 3
Pork Mince with Onion, Parsley, Egg, and Sweet Pepper Paste

Mix well the meat with all the ingredients and leave in the refrigerator until we take care of the vegetables.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 4
Seasoned Pork Mince

Let’s get to vegetables, wash them well and then peel it.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 5
Cleaned Vegetables

Onions and peppers I finely chopped, while the other vegetables, carrots, parsley root, and celery root we grated.

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Chopped Onion and Pepper
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Grated Carrots, Celery and Parsley Roots

Let’s Start Cooking!

In a soup pot, fry the onion and peppers in 100 ml of sunflower oil and put one spoon of sea salt.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 8
Frying Chopped Onion and Pepper

After frying these for about 5 minutes, onions and peppers should just soak, put the shredded vegetables and let them frying for about 5 minutes.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 9
Frying Vegetables

Turn the water around 1.5 l, put two tablespoons of vegetable mix, a spoon of freshly ground pepper and let it boil.

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step 10
Boiling Grated Vegetables Soup

Remove the minced meat from the refrigerator, and form a nut size balls.

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Meatballs

After the soup started boiling, put the meatballs in the pot to boil.

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Meatballs in Soup

Let’s cook for medium heat, about 30-35 minutes, until the meatballs boiled, depending on their size.

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Boiling Meatballs Soup

About 10 minutes before it was ready, I put in the soup about 250 g of frozen peas and two stalks of celery. In the end, we seasoned with half a lemon juice, half a handful of chopped parsley, taste, and if we still need to put it more from the vegetable mix.

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Meatball Vegetable Soup in the Pot

Serving

And with that, I’m done, this delicious pork meatballs vegetable soup is served hot and is especially tasty.

pork meatballs vegetable soup

Whoever wants to put a spoonful of sour cream will give it a special taste.

Pork meatballs vegetable soup, served with sour cream.

If you like this recipe, you can try also the delicious romaine lettuce soup or the cabbage soup with pork meat.

Pork meatball with vegetable soup

Pork Meatballs Vegetable Soup-Step by Step

Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Keyword: meatballs soup, meatballs soup step by step, pork meatballs soup, pork meatballs vegetable soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Author: Timea
I present you step by step how to do in our family and in Transylvania the pork meatballs vegetable soup.
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Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1/2 pound pork mince shoulder
  • 1 piece onion medium, chopped
  • 1 piece egg
  • 1/2 handful parsley chopped
  • 1 spoon sweet pepper paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground

Vegetable Soup

  • 5 pieces carrots
  • 3 pieces parsley root
  • 1 piece celery root
  • 2 pieces sweet peppers
  • 1 piece onion medium
  • 1/4 pound peas frozen
  • 2 pieces celery ribs
  • 1/2 piece lemon juice
  • 1 spoon salt sea salt
  • 1 spoon ground pepper freshly ground
  • 2 spoons vegetable mix
  • 100 ml oil sunflower oil

Instructions

  • To begin with, prepare the meat for the meatballs. For this, we chop a medium onion and half a handful of green parsley.
  • Place the onion and chopped parsley over the minced meat and put a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. Also add an egg and a spoon of sweet pepper paste.
  • Mix well the meat with all the ingredients and leave in the refrigerator until we take care of the vegetables.
  • Let’s get to vegetables, wash them well and than peel it. Let’s get to vegetables, wash them well and than peel it.
  • In a soup pot, fry the onion and peppers in 100 ml of sunflower oil and put one spoon of sea salt.
  • After frying these for about 5 minutes, onions and peppers should just soak, put the shredded vegetables and let them frying for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn the water around 1.5 l, put two tablespoons of vegetable mix, a spoon of freshly ground pepper and let it boil.
  • Remove the minced meat from the refrigerator, and form a nut size balls. After the soup started boiling, put the meatballs in the pot to boil. Let’s cook for medium heat, about 30-35 minutes, until the meatballs boiled, depending on their size.
  • About 10 minutes before it was ready, I put in the soup about 250 g of frozen peas and two stalks of celery. At the end, we seasoned with half a lemon juice, half a handful of chopped parsley, taste, and if we still need to put it more from the vegetable mix.