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Albondigas Soup

No recipe image available.This tasty and satisfying Mexican meatball soup can also be make with ground turkey.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1 large egg
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup chopped onion - divided use
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
4 cups water
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder*
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced
1 cup frozen peas

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix together ground beef, ground pork, egg, brown rice, half of the onions and thyme in a large bowl; form into small balls. Coat a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan with vegetable cooking spray and brown meatballs, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add water, tomato, chili powder, garlic and remaining onions; simmer for 35 minutes. Add carrots, celery and peas. Simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings.

*Amount can vary according to taste.