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Albondigas Recipe

Lil' Luna
Albondigas is a delicious Mexican soup filled with meatballs, vegetables, and spices! It's easy, flavorful, and sure to be a favorite. 
4.98 from 140 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 273 kcal



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil


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


  • Meatballs: Combine all ingredients together thoroughly. Form 20-24 tight meatballs by rolling between your palms (we made ours about 1 1/2 inches wide). Brown on all sides in a hot pan with olive oil for a few minutes. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, combine chicken broth, carrots, celery, tomatoes, cumin, oregano, and cilantro leaves.
  • Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a mild simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Drop meatballs and potatoes in the soup and slightly boil so that the meatballs cook quickly. Return to simmer and cook another 20 minutes. Salt and Pepper to taste. Enjoy warm.



Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 18gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 317mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 1100IUVitamin C: 5.5mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3.5mg
Keyword Albondigas, Albondigas Recipe, Albondigas Soup, Albondigas Soup Recipe
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