Best Albondigas Soup

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by RuizA

This albondigas soup recipe was given to me from my mother-in-law. It's definitely one my favorite soups. Honestly, it's better than most restaurants that I've tried.

Top Review by cindylou52

This soup was WONDERFUL. I tried to make it a little more healthy - i used low fat breakfast sausage in place of the chorizo and i baked the meatballs first so that any grease would be eliminated from the soup. I also added a can of black beans, a can of corn and some sliced carrots to the soup when i added the meatballs. I cut corn tortillas with scissors into long strips, sprayed them with olive oil and baked them until really crisp and served on top. Next time i will top with sliced avocado. This soup is even better the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the meatballs first: Combine everything and mix thoroughly.
  2. Form meatballs and roll between your palms (Otherwise, meatballs will fall apart in the soup).
  3. You should make around 20 to 24 meatballs, set aside.
  4. Combine chicken broth, onion, celery, tomatoes and their liquid, cumin, oregano and cilantro leaves in a large pot.
  5. Bring to boil, and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Drop meatballs in the soup (Make sure the soup is slightly boiling, the meatballs need to be cooked quickly).
  7. Return to simmer and cook another 10 minutes.
  8. Add zucchini and cook 10 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  10. You could top the soup with cooked rice, or just by itself.

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