paleo chinese meatball soup recipe

Chinese Meatball Soup Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • 1/2 lb of ground meat of your choice (can also be a mix of different ones – I used 1/4 lb of pork with 1/4 lb of beef)
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme, fresh (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme)
  • 1/21 Tablespoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 quart (32 oz) chicken broth or bone broth


  1. Pour the broth into a large pot and set it on a low heat to start simmering. Add in the grated ginger.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the ground meat, parsley, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and egg.
  3. Form approximately 20 meatballs (just a bit smaller than golfballs) with your hands and place into the large pot of broth.
  4. Boil for 10-15 minutes (you can cut one in half to check it’s done or use a meat thermometer).
  5. Add in the cilantro (and salt to taste).


  • Serving Size: small bowl with 5 meatballs