8.30.2009

Mexican Meatball Soup

Who doesn't love soup? I mean it's just so warm and satisfying. Well, I'll tell you who doesn't share in my take on soup, My husband. He HATES soup! When he saw this his response was, "What, have you been seeing a lot of soup posts on the blogs you follow lately?". Hmph!

I don't know exactly why I wanted to make soup. Maybe it's because I can hear the whisper of autumn on the evening breeze. Maybe I was feeling a little glum and needed a bit of comfort in a bowl. Maybe I wanted to make soup for soup's sake!


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I remember eating a soup like this years ago but I couldn't remember exactly what was in it so I hunted around a took a bit of this and that from several different recipes and threw some of my own ideas in as well.

Apparently this kind of soup is called Albondigas Soup.

Here is my version.

For the meatballs:
1 lb lean ground beef (I found some Kosher beef at Trader Joes.)
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 tbsp half and half
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp dried minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
cracked pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together and form into 12 or so equally sized balls.

For the soup:
2 quarts chicken broth
1 15 oz can of ROTEL diced tomatoes with green chilies and cilantro
4 oz can of roasted green chilies
1 15 oz can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp of dried oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup white rice
2 ears of corn cut into 1 inch pieces
salt and pepper to taste

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Place the chicken stock, tomatoes, chilies, oregano, cumin, and chili powder in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the beans and rice. Cook for 10 minutes. Carefully add the meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes more. Add the corn and simmer for another 5-7 minutes.

You can garnish this with just about anything that floats your boat! Sour cream, cilantro, hot sauce, diced fresh tomato, tortilla chips, cheese and/or guacamole would all be nice choices.

How about you all? How do you feel about soup?

I say, Soup is Good! ;0)

36 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

great soup i love soups

LifestyleBohemia said...

This recipe sounds great - I am definitely going to try it. I love making soup as soon as fall rolls around. Your blog came to me as a recommendation :)

doggybloggy said...

call it stew - 'guys' like stew and 'chicks' eat soup - LOL

Velva said...

I was thinking about soup today! As I was browsing through soup recipes, my husband made a comment about not liking soup in the summertime. I love soup anytime of year.
Your soup recipe looks delicious. I think I will keep this one! Thanks.

~Kathie~ said...

This soup looks so good- I am going to have to try it very soon! I LOVE soup- especially in the fall and winter!

I made your recipe for Chicken Alfredo Wraps last evening- and my whole family loved them! They were delicious- and for sure will be making them again! Thank you for the recipe!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh this looks so good.

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soup!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wish I lived near you, I'd be over testing out your fab recipes constantly. sigh

That looks delicious honey.
xoxo
Thank you so much for your sweet comments :)

Leigh said...

This looks so good. I'll save this recipe for when it's not 100 degrees outside!

jenjen said...

OMG - how is that everything you make looks so wonderful??? I need that soup. I must have it!

Hope everything is coming along on your house!

XOXO
Jen

Mary said...

What a great soup. Your recipe sounds delicious. It also looks delicious.

Jenn said...

I'll take your hubby's serving, if he doesn't want his. hahaha... I love soup.

That looks really good. I don't ware what the weather is, if I'm craving soup, I'll have soup.

KennyT said...

Nice soup!! Thanks a lot for the fantastic recipe, I think I'll have lots of sour cream on top of it!

Soup is important in Cantonese cuisine, we eat soup nearly every dinner, no matter it's summer or winter, coz we have soups for 4 seasons, ^^.

noble pig said...

Oh yummy, I'll eat soup any tie of year!

Lora said...

I LOVE soups, especially here in a couple of months :0)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Sounds great to me! It has all of a sudden turned cool here, soup season has definitely begun!

Denise said...

That looks so perfect for the weather that is fast approaching. Love the small ears of corn in it.

Cathy said...

Mmmm, this looks so tasty. I've got the urge to make soup too. Fall is definitely around the corner.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like a delicious soup, so great with meatballs! My grandmother used to make a soup with chicken meatballs that was my ultimate comfort food, loved it!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I am a huge soup fan... I even converted my boyfriend who claimed he didn't like soup... GUYS!!!
Anyways, I've never had meatball soup, I'll have to try it, it sounds really appetizing.

TheKitchenWitch said...

The only soups my hubby will eat are New England Clam Chowder and Cioppino. Otherwise, forget it.

I like soup but only when it's quite chilly outside. I can't abide it when the weather is warm. Is that weird?

Randi Troxell said...

oh i love anything mexican wise... plus i love all soups... these two combined.. perfection i would think!

Cate O'Malley said...

One of my favorite reasons to love Fall is that it's soup season - total comfort food - yum!

nora@ffr said...

love the combo in ye soup!! sound delicious!

teresa said...

i'm in love with soup, and like you said, there's nothing like it on a cool day!

my hubs is the same way though, he doesn't qualify soup as food because it doesn't make him full!

Faith said...

I love soup, especially on a chilly or rainy day...the perfect meal! This looks delicious, I love how cute the corn looks in the soup!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Looks like a nice hearty and comforting soup! I'm ready for fall and soup season!

The Blonde Duck said...

Ben is a soup fiend. This is beyond awesome.

Katy ~ said...

Totally fantastic and satisfying looking soup!

We love soup here, and have it quite a bit throughout the cooler and cold weather. There's just something so comforting and calming when you eat it.

Little Miss Baker said...

I love that you try such different recipes all the time. Sometimes I feel very predictable in my posts and baking so kudos to you! Tomorrow I am going to try and take some pictures for you; what color backgorund would you like?? I have work at 4 so I have some time during the day to be artsy! I have not forgotten about you! ALSO Erica and I are getting the cupcake contest going on September 19th :) So GET READY! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Kim, I love soup...it is so fun to make and comforting. I feel like a chief, when I am making soup...I have a girl friend, who loves soups too and we share our soups, stews or go out to eat soup.

From a dear friend, and an admirer of what you have done, Kathy Arthur Edwards

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks delicious and so unique with the cobs of corn in it! I am a serious soup lover!

Katie said...

mmmmm, looks fasntastic!

Palidor said...

Umm... ... I'm not a "soup" person either. I don't hate it, but it's just not my thing. But I love everything you put in the soup, especially the spiced meatballs.

Mami said...

I often get hints from your blog.
Today i made a stew.Thanks.

Erica said...

I love soups!!!We have a similar recipe in Colombia. we add corn to a our soups. Great recipe.

comfycook said...

Soup is good. This one has everything but the kitchen sink in it so it is extra good.

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