Mexican Meatball Soup

Recipe by Bev I Am

I've had this recipe a long time and is a favorite. If you like hot, be sure to put out the hot sauce!

Top Review by kimbearly

love it!my dh ,who is not a soup fan enjoyed it as well. i am finding if it has spice and pep he enjoys it. i loved it! i used orzo instead of rice but that is a minor replacement. it will become a winter soup staple in my house!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add 1 3/4 cups onions, 2 garlic cloves and bay leaves; saute 5 minutes.
  3. Add broth, tomatoes with juices, salsa, and cilantro; bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine ground beef, pork sausage, cornmeal, whole milk, egg, salt, pepper, cumin, remaining 1 cup onions, 2 garlic cloves and 1/4 cup cilantro in a medium bowl.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Shape meat mixture by generous tablespoonfuls into 1- 1 1/4" balls.
  8. Add rice and meat balls to soup and bring to a boil, stirring occasionall.
  9. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice and meatballs are tender.
  10. Stirring occasionally,about 20 minutes.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.

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