Thursday, May 28, 2009

Albondigas Soup

Wow, it's Foodie Friday again! Where did the week go? Well, friends, I've been really busy this week with a Kindergarten graduation, a 5th grade promotion, and preparing for a high school graduation in a few days. Whew! But I can't stay away from my blog for too long, so here I am again with a simple, healthy, and delicious recipe to share with you. This time we're heading south of the border for Albondigas Soup, a hearty Mexican meatball soup. Please be sure to visit Designs by Gollum for more yummy entries.

Here's my beloved pot again.

Let's take a peek inside. Can you see some of the ingredients in all this steam?

Let me make it easier for you.

And here's the finished product garnished with a little sprig of cilantro.

It has a "been simmering on the stove all day" taste, but actually takes only a few minutes from start to finish. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser. I hope you give it a try!

Albondigas Soup

1 pound lean ground beef
1 egg
1 T seasoning salt
1 t garlic powder
1 t pepper
1/4 C uncooked rice

10 - 12 cups of water
1 can diced tomatoes or 3 diced fresh tomatoes
2 bay leaves
beef boullion cubes or Knorr's beef base
1/2 onion diced
4 carrots sliced
4 celery stalks with leaves, sliced
4 potatoes cubed
2 zucchini or mexican squash sliced

Combine first 6 ingredients and form into meatballs.

Add water into large pot along with tomatoes, bouillon cubes, bay leaves, onion, carrots, and celery. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add meatballs one by one, then add potatoes. Simmer covered for 20 minutes. Add zucchini and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Adjust seasoning by adding more bouillon cubes or beef base. Garnish with cilantro and serve with warm flour or corn tortillas.

Serves 6

Till next time,


Chandy said...

I love it! I will try it! Yummy! I was actually needing to share a recipe with a friend of mine that she can make a lot of and I think this is a winner!

Allidink said...

Yummo! I love soup :)

All the best,

Keetha said...

Looks quite delicious!!! (But one would have to actually COOK to have it - - - I'm just sayin')

Martha said...

I always love a good soup.

susan said...

This looks wonderful. We are soup lovers and always on the lookout for a new recipe--Oh, thanks for the Vivaldi--back to wedding mode :)

Boosalis Bloggle said...

My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend! =)


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Lorna! I love recipes I can toss in a pot and I am done! This sounds great! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Mary said...

I love recipes for lighter soups such as yours. They are perfect for the slightly muted appetites of summer.

Bev said...

looks so yummy!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh Larna~ I can see this being a crowd pleaser and healthy too! Thanks for sharing! Head on over to my blog and browse a while, if you like what you see, click the "follow" button on the right so we can inspire one another often!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! That soup really looks great.
Every time I look at all this good food, I get really hungry.

Crystal said...

Hi Lorna,
I was looking for this recipe, but did not know the name:) It is so great to visit your blog again. I had some similar things going on that I was MIA for a while.
Thanks for sharing!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I am such a soup lover. Thanks for the recipe. All the Foodie Friday recipes are taste tested by real familys so I feel safe giving any of them a try~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Joyce said...

Now I will be craving soup all day even if I am wearing a bathing suit right now:)

ButterYum said...

I'm a huge soup fan, so I'll be trying this one for sure! Thanks for sharing!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely soup -- what great ingredients and you photographed it all very well -- very "magazine" looking! thanks -- excellent recipe!

xinex said...

I will surely try this, Lorna. Thanks for the recipe. It looks really good....Christine

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

The Albondigas Soup brings back a flood of wonderful memories for me.
This was the soup my mom use to make.
We'd have it with homemade tortillas.
It was the comfort food of home.
Yours looks delicious.

I took a peek at your past posts (back to March)....
Oh my that tea party with your mom, aunt and sis looked so inviting. Your dinning room and tablescape are gorgeous. I'd like to see more photos of your home/decorating. have you posted any that I may have missed?

I'll let you know when I post the new tea party ideas.

Sweet wishes,

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