Indonesian Meatballs Soup a.k.a Sop Bakso

Friday, May 19, 2017

Meatballs Soup a.k.a. Sup Bakso is one of the staple food in Indonesia loved by kids and adults. 
Our family love this soup too so I cook this often.
Meatballs Soup Recipe
Last year I donated both my slow cooker and pressure cooker and replace them with 
Instant Pot. I have been using it almost every single day to make beef or chicken broth. 
No more buying those canned/ boxed broth. 
Homemade broth is so much better and healthier especially if you have anemia like me.

First, make the beef broth by cooking the beef bone {I used beef neck bone found at Ranch 99
for 4 hours with regular pot/ slow cooker or 45 minutes if using Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

Beef Bone Broth
Some people make their own meatballs; I don't. I tried to make it before but the texture wasn't as good as this one I found at Asian Grocery store (picture below) so I use them instead of making them myself.
Add the meatballs and the rest of the ingredients to the broth and then cook again for another 20 minutes.
Beef Meatballs
Sometimes I add regular tofu, fish tofu or use fish balls instead of beef meat balls.
Fish Meatballs Soup Recipe
Eat with rice or rice noodle. Enjoy!

Indonesian Meatball Soup/ Soup Bakso
Printable Recipe
1 pack of meat balls 
1 teaspoon of vinegar
1 piece of beef bone  
4 cloves of garlic - minced
1 big shallot or  ¼ big yellow onion - sliced
Water - about 8 cups 
1 teaspoon of sugar 
1 teaspoon of soy sauce  
1 Tablespoon fish sauce or 1 teaspoon mushroom seasoning (to replace MSG) 
Salt and white pepper to taste 
1 teaspoon of preserved cabbage  
Fried shallot and sliced green onion for garnish {available at Asian grocery store}

Cook with regular pot, slow cooker, pressure cooker, or instant pot
  1. Boil water inside a regular pot, slow cooker, instant pot, or pressure cooker. Add the beef bone and vinegar.
  2. Cook for about 4 hour if cooking with slow cooker/ regular pot, or 45 minutes if using instant pot or pressure cooker.
  3. Add the meatballs and the rest of the ingredients then cook for another 20 minutes.
  4. Adjust taste with salt and pepper
  5. Garnish with fried shallot and sliced green onion
  6. Eat with rice or rice noodle

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