Caldo de Albóndigas

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Nepas OTBS #242
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Dec 25, 2010
Rineyville, KY
Time for some...Mexican meatball soup.

For the meatballs
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 cup white rice2
eggs at room temperature
¼ white onion;diced
½ cup fresh cilantro or mint; chopped
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce ;minced
2 garlic cloves;minced
2 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp black pepper
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp salt

(sorry blurry pic)




I took half of the meatballs and froze them.

Now make the tomato broth.

5 roma tomatoes opt roasted.
¼ onion
2 garlic cloves
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tbsp chicken bouillon
1 tbsp tomato bouillon
½ tsp ground cumin

5 cups water added to the veggies in a blender, I dont have a blender so used food processor.


Add the tomato broth to the stock pot. Then add 2 qts water to the broth. Salt to taste then simmer the broth.

When the broth has simmered add the meatballs in by dropping easy.

Bring the broth with meatball back to a simmer.

While its simmering cut up the veggies.

2 corn on the cob
1-2 chopped chipotle peppers
3 medium size potatoes; chopped into bite size pieces.
3 carrots ; chopped into bite size
4 celery stalks; chopped
2 calabacitas (mexican squash or zucchini); chopped into bite size
½ bunch of fresh cilantro or mint.




Simmer until veggies are fork tender.
Took the pot over to daughters, not much left and I put 25 meatballs in it.

Thanks y'all
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That brings back fond memories.
Growing up, one of my favorite meals was porcupine meatballs cooked in a tomato sauce.
No soup, just a main course.
That looks slammin! Definitely going to bookmark this for when it cools off down here. Nice work! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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