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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is my families favorite soup recipe. Some of the meatballs will fall apart, while others hold their form. This gives the soup a wonderful texture. It freezes well to.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Directions:.
  2. Make the meatballs first: Combine everything and mix thoroughly.
  3. Form meatballs and roll between your palms (Otherwise, meatballs will fall apart in the soup).
  4. You should make around 20 to 24 meatballs.
  5. Cook meatballs on a lipped baking sheet on 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. In a skillet, sautee onion, celery, jalopeno, and garlic.
  7. Combine chicken broth, onion, celery, tomatoes and their liquid, cumin, oregano and cilantro leaves in a large pot.
  8. Bring to broil, and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Drop meatballs in the soup.
  10. Return to simmer and cook another 10 minutes.
  11. Add zucchini and cook 10 minutes.
  12. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.