Pork Meatball Soup (Ciorba De Perisoare)

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Hungry_for_more

Tangy Romanian soup that comes in a variety of flavors and variations; perfect for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Take any ciorba recipe and alter it to make a tasty creation all your own. This is especially delicious on a cold day. Ground pork will add a fatty/oily taste to the soup, so no additional oil is needed for this recipe.

Top Review by lecole54

Wow; even for lemon lovers like the DH and I, this was *really* sour! Think I'd want to cut the lemon juice back some, were I to make it again. However, the pork meatballs were delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ground pork in a bowl and add 1/2 cup chopped onion.
  2. Add flour, dill, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp chili powder and mix into meat.
  3. After mixing well, shape meat into small balls.
  4. Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  5. Add meatballs and vegetable stock and turn heat down to medium. Boil for about 1 and 1/2 hours or until meatballs are no longer pink inside.
  6. Add chopped celery, carrots, lemon juice, 1 cup chopped onion, and zucchini and cook an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat and add chopped parsley. Serve with a spoon of sour cream.

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