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Meatball Soup Recipe - Mexican Albondigas Soup Recipe

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Mexican albondigas soup
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Mexican albondigas meatball soup is a great way to stretch a pound of ground beef to feed 10 people. The tasty soup is loaded with vegetables and rice. Serve with salad and bread for a full and satisfying meal.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 (10-1/2-ounce) cans condensed beef broth
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed (2 cups)
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup snipped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup long grain rice

Preparation:

In large saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil till onion is tender but not brown. Stir in water, broth, and tomato paste. Bring to boiling; add potatoes and carrots. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile combine egg, cilantro or parsley, salt, oregano, and pepper. Add ground beef and uncooked rice. Mix well. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

Add meatballs, a few at a time, to the simmering soup. Return soup to boiling; reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes or till meatballs and vegetables are done.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Recipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens Mexican Cooking (Better Homes and Gardens)
Reprinted with permission.

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 5 out of 5
Great!! Loved it!, Member Lost_Petals

I really loved this recipe. Im not a fan of ground beef but i wanted to try this out anyway. Simmering is the key for this soup. I didnt have cilantro so i replaced it with Mint leaves(diced) and i also added Paprika and it was great! Cant wait to do it again. Thanks for the recipe!

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