Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 199.8
  • Total Fat: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.8 mg
  • Sodium: 52.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 13.4 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    2 lbs. lean ground beef
    1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    1 pinch crushed oregano
    1 pinch chopped cilantro
    3 TBS. oleo
    1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
    1/2 cup green chili peppers, diced
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 medium chopped onions
    1 lb. green cabbage, chopped
    1 medium zucchini, chopped
    1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
    3 qts. beef broth
    salt and pepper to taste


In mixing bowl, mix beef, garlic, cumin and cilantro. Shape into 1 oz. meatballs.

In a large pot, saute in oleo the next 7 ingredients. Add broth. Just before broth comes to a boil, add the meatballs, one at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 hour. At serving, may be topped with more fresh cilantro.

Calories: 353
Serves 12 to 15


Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TOPAZTOO.

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  • Incredible!
    awesome! - 1/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    This was excellent. I didn't change a thing, except I forgot the peppers. The fresh cilantro was one of the best parts. It's great without the peppers, but I can imagine how much better it would be had I remembered to add them! - 10/2/11

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  • Is the sodium off on this recipe? Do thay make a beef broth with NO sodium? Even the low sodium swanson beef broth, it would still be 400 mg per serving. Correct me if I am wrong. If there is a no sodium broth let me know I will buy it by the case! Will be trying this recipe tonight. - 9/9/11

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  • This recipe tastes just like the soup a local restaurant serves. It is great!!!! - 6/23/10

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  • i love albondigas soup, i cant wait to try this recipe! Thanks soo much! - 10/5/09

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