Caldo de Albóndigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)
Caldo de Albóndigas is a traditional Mexican meatball soup made with vegetables, like carrots, potatoes and cilantro, and delicious meatballs simmered in a flavorful broth. This amazing comfort food is great served over rice or by itself with a little lime juice and salsa.
- 2 whole2 whole 2 wholeRoma Tomato
- 2 clove2 clove 2 cloveGarlic
- 0.25 pieces0.25 pieces 0.25 piecesWhite Onion
- 1 pieces1 pieces 1 piecesCelery
- 4 cups4 cups 4 cupsWater
- 4 cups4 cups 4 cupsFree Range, Low Sodium) Chicken Broth (Organic
- 1 Tbsp1 Tbsp 1 TbspAvocado Oil
- 1 lb1 lb 1 lbGround Beef
- 0.5 tsp0.5 tsp 0.5 tspGarlic Powder
- 0.5 tsp0.5 tsp 0.5 tspSalt
- 0.25 tsp0.25 tsp 0.25 tspBlack Pepper
- 2 - 3 whole2 - 3 whole 2 - 3 wholeCarrots, peeled, chopped at diagonal
- 1 whole1 whole 1 wholeRusset Potatoes, cubed
- 0.333 cup0.333 cup 0.333 cupCilantro, chopped
- 0.5 tsp0.5 tsp 0.5 tspSalt, plus more to taste
- 0.25 tsp0.25 tsp 0.25 tspBlack Pepper, plus more to taste
Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
- Blend the tomato, garlic, onion, and celery in a blender or food processor.
- In a deep pot or Dutch oven, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
- Pour the tomato sauce mixture into the pot.
- Sauté the sauce for two minutes.
- Pour in 4 cups of water and 4 cups of chicken broth into the pot and bring to a boil.
- With your hands, mix the ground beef with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Being careful not to overmix the ground beef, form meatballs about an inch to an inch and a half in diameter.
- Drop the meatballs into the boiling broth and let them boil for 10 minutes.
- After the 10 minutes, add the carrots and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Then, add the potatoes and the chopped cilantro.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Let everything simmer until the potatoes are cooked through (another 8-10 minutes).
You can choose to do more carrots and potatoes, just note that the ratio of carrots to potatoes should be the same. For a Whole30 option, use a Whole30 compatible broth. If you are not on Whole30, this soup goes great over rice and accompanied by warm corn tortillas. Either way, I recommend topping it off with a little lime juice and salsa.
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