Homemade Albondigas Soup

Homemade Albondigas Soup

87 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Melissa Avila
Recipe by  Melissa Avila

“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!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 8 cups

Directions

  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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Marian
218

Marian

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 chicken soup. It will cure anything, even baldness. Eat it hot, add hot sauce or hot chilies or menudo mix or chilipiƱas to spice it up if that's your style, with warm corn tortillas on the side, and you will find yourself in heaven! My dear mother-in-law made this for me whenever we visited, and she will forever hold a special place in my heart. My wife made a special point of learning how to make this (and other great recipes, and it has contributed greatly to a happy and lasting marriage. It is true that a woman's way to winning a man is through his stomach ... and it is a man's way of gaining a woman's love is to appreciate her cooking and her efforts to please him. Which is to say that it is a two-way street. Try this recipe, you'll enjoy it!

mike
143

mike

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 white rice into the meat mixture (it will cook while the meat balls are boiling in the broth) oh by the way, add cumin it gives it a more of a Mexican taste. I to top it with fried corn tortilla ribbons,and jack cheese enjoy Mike

momof2
109

momof2

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!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 275 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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