Meatball Soup with an Egg-Lemon Sauce (Giouvarelakia me Augolemono)

My mom asked me yesterday what I was thinking of posting for my next recipe this week, I had decided that I was going to make Giouvarelakia – Greek Meatball Soup.  We had taken out all the ingredients, set them on the counter, but before I could start cooking I had a few things to do.  When I finally went to the kitchen, to my surprise  my mom went ahead and did everything from combining the ingredients to cooking the soup.. So, this means I have no other pictures than the featured image to show how this is prepared. I do apologise.  🙂

This is a lovely, warm winter soup that combines beef, rice, dill and many more ingredients, that will satisfy that hungry feeling when your coming in from the cold.  It has been rather cold here and what else better to eat than soups. 🙂  This one though is different because it also has that tasty addition of lemon juice which just gives each spoonful a WOW taste.  (I was going to write a WOW factor but I think that would be a bit too much) hahaha

I hope you enjoy this lovely soup recipe 😉


500 grams ground beef

1 medium Egg

1 Onion diced

1 Carrot chopped

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup White Grain Rice

1 tablespoon Dill diced

1 Lemon Juice

2 Potatoes chopped in cubes

1 litre of Water

1/2 cup All Purpose Flour (optional)

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Pepper


1)  In a large bowl combine all the ingredients by hand, except for the egg and the lemon. juice. 

2) Take a small piece of the meat mixture and make a small meatball.

3) Dip each meatball into flour and shake off the excess flour before putting into the water.

4) In a large sauce pot add water,  carrot,  potatoes and the meatballs, cook for 1 hour on low heat.

6) Whisk egg white, slowly add in the lemon juice along with about 50 ml of the hot soup. Continue to whisk add in the  egg yolk.  Once this sauce has slightly thickened add into the meatball soup and serve hot.

It is a pretty simple soup once you get the whisking and boiling out of the way.  😉

Kali Orexi!!!







Comments (24)

  • Ritu 10 months ago Reply

    Yummy. 😋

  • Svasti Dutta 10 months ago Reply

    Looks delicious!

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Awww thank you so much!! 🙂

  • Tasty Eats Ronit Penso 10 months ago Reply

    I love lemony soups and this looks so tasty. 🙂

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Me too and thank you 😉

  • mistimaan 10 months ago Reply

    Looks tasty 🙂

  • jyo 10 months ago Reply

    Delightful for sure Sophie ✌✌

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Thanks Jyo 🙂

  • Karin, theaustriandish 10 months ago Reply

    That looks delicious, Sophie 🙂

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Thank you Karin. How are you feeling?

    Karin, theaustriandish 10 months ago

    Better, thank you 🙂

    foodzesty 10 months ago

    Good 🙂

  • :):) your mom is so sweet :):) the soup sounds wow ;):)

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Thanks 🙂

    You are most welcome 🙂

    foodzesty 10 months ago


  • Rini 10 months ago Reply

    Looks like an interesting combination. Can’t say I’ve ever mixed meatballs with lemon or egg before.

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    It you like these ingredients you will absolutely love this combination. 🙂

  • Looks so yummy!😋

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Thanks Ursula….How are you coping with the cold up there? I follow this fantastic travel blogger and yesterday she posted about the cold in Canada, I couldn’t stop laughing, she started off here post with “It gets STUPID COLD in Canada”hahahahha..

    Exactly😜hahaha😅 I don’t know🤣 it’s been warmer this week, but now today it’s getting colder again. Today we first had rain, then ice and now mixed with snow.🙃xo

  • Sumith 10 months ago Reply

    Flavour filled Greek meat balls. Absolutely loved it. Thanks for the share Sophie.

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Your very welcome…if you try this let me know how it came out…:)

    Sumith 10 months ago

    Will do for sure. Thank you Sophie.

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