Charmie's Albondigas

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Charmie777

After having the best albondigas of my life on vacation, I searched high and low to find a recipe similar. I suppose albondigas varies from place to place, cuz the recipes were so very different!! This one is the best one I've found, with changes to suit our tastes.

Top Review by JenniferK2

This was fabulous! I did have a problem in that I got diced tomatoes with chiles by mistake instead of regular. For us that made it much too spicy (my fault). I wound up having to drain much of the liquid and adding broth to it just so we could eat it. But, that helped me discover a change I will make next time. At first I diluted with chicken broth, but when I had it for lunch the next day I used beef broth and it was much better. So next time I make this, not only will I be sure to use the right tomatoes, but I will use beef broth instead. And cilantro is a must here! I can't imagine it would have been good with mint, but then I am not a fan anyway. This recipe is a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot combine broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce and water.
  2. Add vegetables.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Form into small meatballs.
  7. Add carefully to soup.
  8. Cook for 15-30 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.

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