• 2 pounds ground meat, lamb, or beef
  • 1 medium onion - grated
  • 1/4 cup rice
  • chopped mint
  • salt and pepper
  • Parsley - finely chopped
  • Meat Stock
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Egg-Lemon Sauce:
  • 2 eggs
  • Juice from 3-4 lemons

Giouvarlakia – Meatball Soup with Egg-Lemon Sauce

Greek: γιουβαρλάκια με αυγολέμονο

This is a classic Greek soup, made with avglemono sauce, a mix of eggs and lemon juice.

It’s easy to make and very delicious!


Combine meat, onion, rice, mint, 2 eggs, parsley, salt an pepper to form tiny, marble-sized meatballs. Bring water and olive oil to a boil.

Add meatballs and rice. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.

In mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs, and slowly add lemon juice while beating until blended. Pour mixture into soup and stir well.

Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.

Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Serves: 4-6

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