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TypeSoup or stew
Place of originGreece
Main ingredientsGround meat
meat broth

Yuvarlakia, or giouvarlakia (Greek: γιουβαρλάκια, [1]), is a Greek dish consisting of balls of ground meat, rice, and seasonings, cooked in a pot,[2] in water or meat broth.[3] The mixture is similar to that used for making sarma.[4][5] They may be served in tomato or avgolemono sauce.[1] Depending on the thickness of the sauce, it may be considered a soup or a stew.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Λεξικό της κοινής Νεοελληνικής (Dictionary of Common Modern Greek), Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1998. ISBN 960-231-085-5, s.v.
  2. ^ Georgios Babiniotis, Dictionary of Modern Greek, s.v.
  3. ^ Nikolaos Tselementes, Οδηγός μαγειρικής και ζαχαροπλαστικής, s.v.
  4. ^ Sutton, David E. Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island. University of California Press.
  5. ^ "Recipes". Fitchburg Sentinel. April 18, 1941.
  6. ^ Kefalides, Nicholas A. (2009). Echoes from the cobblestones : a memoir. New York: iUniverse. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-4401-4353-3. OCLC 610004512.

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