Recipe by PORROSITA
"Lean ground sirloin meatballs in tomato broth with rice and a touch of mint."
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onion, finely diced
uncooked white rice
fresh mint or spearmint
1 1/2 pounds
lean ground sirloin
plum tomatoes, finely chopped
salt and pepper
fresh mint or spearmint, minced
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. :)
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.
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.
Just like my sweet grandma always made for us as children. the mint is most definatly the secret that makes all the difference. I would say use as much or little as you wish.
This is a great recipe. Add some lemon or lime juice to the soup when eating it and warm some corn tortilla's and hot sauce (Tapatio is my fav). You will not be disappointed.
Not awesome, but pretty good. I don';t hink there was enough broth for the amount of meat. The meatballs didn't hold their shape, so it turned out more like chili, but the mint was good. it was really thick, so I served it over rice.
This is delicious and the mint is a delicate yet fragrant touch. For a little 'extra' I added beef stock instead of water, a chillie and a teaspoon of cajun spice. Yum
Such a family friendly comfort food. Unfortunately it was a little on the bland side for the adults . . . the kid loved it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 151
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