Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe

Rating 5.0
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| Last Updated on September 19, 2023
Albondigas, Mexican meatball soup, is delicious and perfect for any time of the year! This healthy soup is loaded with vegetables and hearty meatballs in a flavorful chile broth.
Utensils Dinner
Globe Mexican
18
ingredients
9
steps
65
minutes
Chef Joshua Elias prides himself on creating joyous events featuring incredible food. In his 12 years in the restaurant industry, his roles advanced from sous chef to executive chef. As an entrepreneur in the Denver area, he now provides personal chef services and cooking classes to foodies and aspiring gourmets. Chef Joshua Elias is always eager to craft dynamic and memorable culinary experiences for an ever-growing audience.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
2 lb
ground beef
1 cup(s)
diced onions
1/2 tbsp
salt
1/2 tbsp
pepper
2 tbsp
garlic powder
1 tbsp
paprika
1 oz
canola oil
8 oz
guajillo chiles
2 cup(s)
Water
1
batch of meatballs, see above
1
batch of chile puree, see above
2 cup(s)
diced chayote squash
2 cup(s)
chopped carrots
2 cup(s)
canned diced tomatoes
1 cup(s)
diced onions
1 tbsp
minced garlic
3 qt
chicken stock
2 cup(s)
canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
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Directions 9 steps | 65 Minutes

Step 1

Make the meatballs. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, diced onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Mix until well combined.

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Make the meatballs.
Step 2

Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to portion the meatballs.

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to portion the meatballs.
Step 3

Roll the portioned meatballs into spheres.

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Roll the portioned meatballs into spheres.
Step 4

In a large stockpot, heat the oil. Once hot, sear the meatballs on all sides. Turn off the heat and set the stockpot aside.

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: 
In a large stockpot, heat the oil.
Step 5

Make the chile puree. In a one-quart pot, add the guajillo chiles and water. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Make the chile puree.
Step 6

Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
Step 7

Place a fine-mesh strainer on top of the stockpot with the meatballs and strain the puree directly into the stockpot.

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Place a fine-mesh strainer on top of the stockpot with the meatballs and strain the puree directly into the stockpot.
Step 8

Add the diced chayote squash, carrots, tomato, onion, garlic, chicken stock and cannellini beans to the stockpot. Bring the soup to a boil and once it reaches a boil, lower the heat to a simmer. Let the soup simmer for 30 minutes. 

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Add the diced chayote squash, carrots, tomato, onion, garlic, chicken stock and cannellini beans to the stockpot.
Step 9

Ladle the Mexican meatball soup into eight-ounce bowls and serve. Enjoy!

Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas) Recipe: Ladle the Mexican meatball soup into eight-ounce bowls and serve.
Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
937
FAT
46.6 g
PROTEIN
53.8 g
CARBS
80.2 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

15 Aug 2022

Amazing and easy to make recipe of Albondigas. A healthy comfort food, perfect for a rainy weather.

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Sandra G.

Sandra

13 Jul 2022

A childhood favorite.

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