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Albondigas Soup Recipe

Albondigas soup is a delicious Mexican recipe filled with meatballs, vegetables and spices! Packed full of flavor, this simple Albondigas soup is sure to become a favorite. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 273 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice optional

Soup

  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 carrot sliced
  • 1 celery stalk cut into chunks
  • 1 (16oz) can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 potato diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Meatballs: Combine all ingredients together thoroughly. Form 20-24 tight meatballs by rolling between your palms (we made ours about 1 1/2 inch wide). Brown in a hot pan for a few minutes on each. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot, combine chicken broth, carrots, celery, tomatoes, cumin, oregano, and cilantro leaves.

  3. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a mild simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Drop meatballs and potatoes in the soup and slightly boil so that meatballs cook quickly. Return to simmer and cook another 20 minutes. Salt and Pepper to taste. Enjoy warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Albondigas Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 317mg 13%
Potassium 549mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 6.7%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.