Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is another favorite traditional Dutch soup recipe. We often had this on a cold winter night with a hearty bread. We had a lot of soups growing up, and Mom would make basic small meat balls, and keep them in the freezer to toss into the various soup recipes.
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 2 slices bacon
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2⁄3 cup flour
- 8 cups beef broth
- 1 pinch thyme
- bay leaf
- 1 pinch mace
- ground fresh pepper
- 1 dash maggi seasoning or 1 dash Kitchen Bouquet or 1 dash soy sauce (Worcerstershire if preferred)
- 2 tablespoons madeira wine or 2 tablespoons port wine
- 1⁄2 lb small cooked meatballs
- 1⁄4 lb fresh mushrooms, whole if small or chopped
- Saute the first five ingredients with bacon in butter until tender.
- Add the flour and stir constantly for about 4- 5 minutes.
- Add 3 cups of the broth, stirring to avoid any lumps.
- Add the rest of the broth and push through a sieve, or use immersion blender to make a thick broth.
- Add the seasonings, the wine, meatballs and mushrooms.
- Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are barely cooked and the meatballs are heated through.
An excellent soup no doubt with the presentation of a hearty stew and the taste of a finer soup. I made one change I substituted the meatballs with thin strips of tenderloin. Sometime the meatballs have a high fat content and I did not want a thin layer of grease topping my soup. However with bread and potatoes its very comforting. Cheers.
This was a very good soup. The only change I made was to use cran-grape juice mixed with some white cooking wine instead of the Madeira/Port. I used frozen meatballs and served this with mashed potatoes and dinner rolls.
This is a VERY comforting soup! All the chopping was a little tedious, but the rewards are definitely there when the soup is done. I think next time I would use more tomato I had 3 plum tomatoes and I think I might like more. The seasonings blend perfectly, I used the Worcestershire and Port. I cannot wait to try the leftovers as I think the flavor will only improve on sitting! This will be repeated often here, another winner from PanNan! Thanks!