Bakso (Indonesian meatball and noodle soup)

Bakso (Indonesian meatball and noodle soup)


30 Minutes








Low Fat

Making this recipe


For the soup:

1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp Red Chillies Crushed
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 nests rice noodles or vermicelli noodles
2 celery sticks
5 cloves garlic, fried whole
1L beef broth
Handful of chopped parsley for topping

For the meatballs:

200g minced beef
40g tapioca flour
4 garlic cloves
3 shallots, sliced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 ice cubes
1 egg

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For the soup:

Step 1:

Add the beef broth into a pot over a medium heat.

Step 2:

Add the celery, fried garlic cloves, sliced shallots, Ground Nutmeg, Red Chillies Crushed, salt and pepper and reduce to a simmer.

For the meatballs:

Step 1:

In a food processor, add the minced beef, egg, garlic, salt, pepper and ice cubes. Blend until a smooth paste is formed.

Step 2:

Add the tapioca flour little by little, mixing as you go. Pour the paste into a mixing bowl. If the consistency is too runny, add a little more flour.

Step 3:

Take one tablespoon of paste and shape it into a meatball shape. Place it into your pot of broth. Cook for around 10 minutes.

Step 4:

Add the nests of noodles to the broth and cook for around 3 minutes until soft.

Step 5:

Add a handful of chopped parsley and serve.