Turkish Meatball Soup

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
20 mins
45 mins

My grandmother came from Northern Cyprus, and she used to make this awesome soup which she called "terbiyeli corbasi". I unfortunately never got her recipe before she died but this is the closest thing to it I managed to come up with. It's kind of like Greek avogolemono with meatballs in it.

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  1. Mix beef, onion, rice, parsley, egg, allspice and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pinch off small pieces 1/2" in diameter, form into balls.
  3. Bring broth to a boil, add meatballs and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes or till meatballs tender.
  5. Beat egg yolks with lemon juice.
  6. Add 1 cup hot broth and mix well, add to soup and mix.
  7. Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.