Meatballs in broth, a hot and tasty second course

Meatballs in broth are a perfect recipe for winter, ideal to serve as a second course together with the vegetables in the broth.

Although born as recycling recipe, meatballs have never lost their charm. Surely among the most widespread and appreciated are the fried ones and those with tomato sauce but today we want to offer you a variant as particular as it is tasty: meatballs in broth.

The preparation is really simple because the meatballs are prepared with traditional way, while as regards the broth it is a simple vegetable broth. We have already shown you several times how to make it (it has nothing to do with stock cube) using fresh vegetables in proportion to taste. The choice is yours whether to add some pasta and serve it all with a sprinkling of Parmesan.

meatballs in broth
meatballs in broth

How to prepare meatballs in broth recipe

  1. First of all prepare the vegetable broth. After peeling the potatoes and carrots, peel the onion and cut all the vegetables, including celery a touches about 3 cm. Put them together in a saucepan and cover them with water, add salt and cook for 1 hour. If you like, you can add other seasonal vegetables such as pumpkin or zucchini or perfume the broth with a few stalks of parsley.
  2. While the broth cooks, prepare the meatballs. Combine the minced meat, the minced parsley together with the garlic, the egg, the breadcrumbs and the Parmesan in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  3. After mixing well, form some rather small patties (about 2 cm in diameter) and as they are ready place them on a plate.
  4. Boil them in boiling broth for 15-20 minutes then serve them together at the same. A sprinkling of Parmesan will make it even tastier.

If you prefer to prepare meatballs in broth with potatoes, we advise you to filter the broth after the first hour of cooking, add 2-3 potatoes cut into chunks and cook them together with the meatballs: you will feel how delicious. Alternatively you can try fish balls in broth, equally delicious.


We advise you to consume this dish at the moment or keep it maximum one day in the refrigerator, tightly covered with foil, separating broth and meatballs. Reheat it in the pot before consuming it.

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