This is an old Polish classic recipe. Serve over noodles.


Recipe Summary

4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine liver, bread crumbs, flour, eggs, parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, marjoram, mace, and garlic. Mix thoroughly. Let meatball mixture stand.

  • Rinse ribs, and place in large stock pot. Add onions, celery, 4 teaspoons salt, pepper, water, carrots, tomatoes, and parsley. Cover, and bring to a boil. Skim surface of soup. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until meat is tender.

  • Remove meat, bones, and carrots from soup. Cut meat and carrots into bite-size pieces; return to soup. Bring to a boil.

  • Shape meatball mixture into balls the size of golf balls; drop into soup. Cover, and cook for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1009 calories; protein 56.5g 113% DV; carbohydrates 40g 13% DV; fat 68.3g 105% DV; cholesterol 451.1mg 150% DV; sodium 3355.4mg 134% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Takes some time to prepare but absoloutly delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
Takes some time to prepare but absoloutly delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this soup tonight for my family and I must say it was REALLY good! Because we don;t eat grains I made some substitutions: I used almond meal instead of bread crumbs and coconut flour instead of all-purpose - the amount may need to be adjusted because the meatball mixture was quite soupy. BUT I just added it in by the tablespoon full and because the soup was boiling at the time it made meatballs - yay for physics! I also adjusted the spices - I didn't have the ones suggested so I used an Italian seasoning mix and it was still absolutely fabulous. Oh and also because I had some beef stock I needed to use up I used it instead of straight water - 3 cups stock plus 5 cups water. Man alive such a flavourful soup - I will definitely use this recipe in the future. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is absolutely delicious! We added a dollop of sour cream to our soup and it is just the ticket! Read More