Homemade Albondigas Soup

Homemade Albondigas Soup

Melissa Avila 0

"This soup reminds me of when I was young, staying home from school. My grandmother would make this for me. It is so good and flavorful. It is great for a cold rainy day, or any day you feel like it. You can substitute any of the veggies for ones you like better. My grandmother would also make Mexican rice and scoop some into my bowl to make it even better!"


1 h 30 m servings 275 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 26g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the ground beef, 1/2 of the cilantro, 1/2 of the chopped onion, the garlic, garlic salt, and onion powder in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, and mix gently until combined. Form the meat mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs.
  2. Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray, and brown the meatballs carefully over medium-high heat; remove the meatballs and set aside (the meatballs do not need to be fully cooked; they will finish cooking in the soup). Cook and stir the remaining onion in the same skillet over medium-low heat until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the chicken broth into a large pot, and stir in the onion; add the carrots, celery, and potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are nearly tender, about 15 minutes. Add the meatballs and the remaining cilantro; simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
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  1. 122 Ratings


This is one of the ultimate Mexican comfort foods and you don't have to be Mexican to enjoy it! It is food fit for royalty and the common man alike. It ranks right up there with your Mama's chic...

I make this soup for my grandaughter. This is my addition When i was a kid 55+ years ago, my aunt made this soup with this major change which i do also each tiime I make it . I add uncooked w...

This is very good! except I added beef broth and 1/2 can of tomato sauce. Also season the meat a little more. Added tortilla strips on top with a touch of lime mmm,mmm,goooood!!

Having lived in Phx. for over 20 yrs., I've had a lot of good Mexican food. This soup rates right up there with the best! I halved the recipe for the 2 of us. That won't happen again!! Love left...

My mom used to make a version of this meatball soup, and it was delicious. My father would make meatballs the size of the top of his thumb (about 3/4 - 1" diameter), then she would boil them in...

this was great! everyone raved about how delicious it was. i added some bread crumbs to the meatballs because thats how my mom makes them. Ill be making this one again for sure on a rainy night.

Really good. I had to add an egg & a little bit of bread crumbs to make the meat stick together. I also thought that 4 cloves of garlic was a bit much for only 1 pound of ground beef so I only p...

To make it more "authentic" tasting, I added additional spices, a bay leaf and...for my own tastebuds...red pepper flakes. Overall, it's a good basic meatball soup if you want to try it out and ...

Haven't tasted the soup yet (just put it on for final simmer, with the last cilantro and the meatballs), but it smells wonderful and promises to sustain me through my lunches at the office next ...