Meatball Soup (Sopa De Albondigas)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

A tasty soup with lots of wonderful vegetables. If you are like me and don't have a spice grinder or a coffee grinder dedicated to spices, put the toasted seeds in a heavy-duty zip bag and crush with a mallet, sift through a sieve and then crush remaining material through sieve with the back of a spoon. I found this recipe in Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the coriander seeds and the cumin seeds in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 1 minute or until toasted and fragrant. Place the toasted spices, cloves, and cinnamon in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground.
  2. Combine 2 teaspoons of cinnamon mixture, rice, grated onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, beef, egg white, and garlic in a large bowl; set remaining cinnamon mixture aside. Shape beef mixture into 24 (1-inch) meatballs.
  3. Heat pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add cabbage, chopped onion, carrot, and celery to pan; cook 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add remaining cinnamon mixture, chili powder, and chipotle; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/4 teasoon salt, broth, and tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Add meatballs; cover and cook 15 minutes. Add potato; cook, uncovered over medium heat 20 minutes or until potato is tender.