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Mexican Meatball Soup

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 24
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

For the meatballs:

1/2
lb ground beef
1/2
lb ground pork
1
egg
2
tablespoons long-grain rice, not cooked
2
tablespoons oatmeal, not cooked
2
tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2
medium-sized onion, finely chopped
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dry oregano, crushed
Black pepper, to taste

For the broth:

8
cups water
1
bunch fresh cilantro
1
serrano chile, finely chopped (optional)
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
2
teaspoons beef or chicken consommé or bouillon
1/2
teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped (optional)
4
carrots, peeled and cut in pieces
4
medium-sized potatoes, cut in pieces
4
medium-sized zucchini, cut in pieces

For the garnish:

Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Lemon slices, to taste
Corn tortillas, to taste
Mexican Salsa, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
401.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17.4g
27%
Saturated Fat
6.3g
32%
Cholesterol
85.7mg
29%
Sodium
320.0mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
42.2g
14%
Dietary Fiber
7.0g
28%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
20.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
105.20%
105%
Calcium
9.70%
10%
Iron
18.90%
19%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Add 1 can (8 oz) of tomato paste to the soup to give the broth color.

Directions

  • 1 For the meatballs: In a large container, mix the ground beef and pork with the egg, rice, oatmeal, tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt and oregano; season with black pepper, to taste. Form 1-1/2 inch meatballs.
  • 2 For the broth: Fill a pot with 8 cups of water and place on stove over high heat. Carefully add the meatballs to the pot with a handful of cilantro, serrano chile, garlic, the consommé powder and fresh oregano. To keep the meatballs in their rounded shape, be careful not to move or stir them. Bring to a boil, cooking on high. Reduce to low heat and cover; let cook for 20 minutes.
  • 3 Add the carrots, potatoes and zucchini. Season with salt to taste, if necessary. Cover again and let cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are completely cooked. Remove from heat and let rest about 10 minutes before serving.
  • 4 For the garnish: Garnish with the fresh, chopped cilantro. Serve with the lemon slices, corn tortillas and the Mexican salsa of your preference. Enjoy!

Meatball soup is one of those traditional comfort foods of Mexican cuisine. Simply tasting the broth with vegetables takes me back to my childhood and the soups that our favorite abuelita or tía would prepare growing up. As is the case with many Mexican recipes, each family has their own way of preparing it. Some add a little fresh mint to the broth or soup, while others prepare their broth without the veggies. But there’s one thing all these meatball recipes have in common: the delicious and irresistible homemade flavor!

Rate and Comment

Leslie Limon Leslie Limon
September 20, 2016

Meatball soup is one of those traditional comfort foods of Mexican cuisine. Simply tasting the broth with vegetables takes me back to my childhood and the soups that our favorite abuelita or tía would prepare growing up. As is the case with many Mexican recipes, each family has their own way of preparing it. Some add a little fresh mint to the broth or soup, while others prepare their broth without the veggies. But there’s one thing all these meatball recipes have in common: the delicious and irresistible homemade flavor!