Meatball and Olive Stew (Albondigas Verdes)

Meatball and Olive Stew (Albondigas Verdes)

Melanie 0

"This is a tangy variation of the traditional Mexican meatball soup."


1 h 30 m servings 395 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 395 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 27.6 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 1022 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the ground beef, ground pork, white rice, minced onion, and eggs together in a large bowl. Form into 1 inch meatballs; set aside.
  2. Place the tomatillos and jalapenos in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until tomatillos have softened and begin to turn a yellow color, about 15 minutes. Drain, then transfer contents of saucepan to a blender along with the quartered onions, garlic, cilantro, green olives, and 1 cup of water. Blend until almost smooth.
  3. Heat the oil in the saucepan used to cook the tomatillos. When hot, pour in the tomatillo sauce and bring to a boil, stirring. Pour in 3 cups of water and return to a boil. Season to taste with salt.
  4. Stir in the meatballs. Add water, if needed, to cover completely. Simmer, covered, until meatballs are cooked through and the soup is thick, about 30 minutes.
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  1. 7 Ratings


we were very disappointed in this recipe. we love mexican dishes and were looking for something different. spent alot of money on the meat and other ingredients and it turned out so bland. even ...

This is a decent base recipe, but I could tell right away that the meatballs would have no flavor. There is no seasoning AT ALL called for in the meatball mixture, not even salt and pepper. So...

I LOVED this soup! It did turn out more of a soup than a stew for me but that is what I prefer. The appearance of the end result was not overly appealing to most I would have to say but the tast...

Based on the previous review I made some revisions.To the meatballs I added 1/4 tsp. cayenne, 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. chili powder, garlic powder, additional onion and salt. I used 1 lb. tomat...

This has quickly become a family favorite. I have tweaked it are my additions or subtractions. I don't use the ground beef or pork, all ground turkey. In the sauce in the blende...

As written, this recipe is probably a 3. With some additions, it could be a 4 1/2 or 5. Based on others suggestions, I added salt and pepper, cumin, chili powder and a little cayenne to the me...

My husband and I both said the same thing about this Meatball-and-Olive-Stew recipe: "I've never tasted anything like that before." I loved it (5 stars) and he couldn't even eat it (1 star). My ...