Turkey Albondigas Soup

READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Combine the olive oil, garlic cilantro and 1 t each of the salt& pepper in a blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, egg and cilantro paste.
  • Add the bread crumbs and mix only until combined.
  • Roll into small walnut sized meatballs in the palms of your hands and place on a tray in the refrigerator.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a large stockpot over high heat.
  • Saute the leeks and carrots with the remaining 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper for about 2-4 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage, jalapenos and tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables are limp, about 3 minutes longer.
  • Pour in the chicken stock.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook, uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat until nearly smoking.
  • Add the meatballs in batches, shaking the pan to prevent sticking and brown on all sides.
  • Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towel to drain.
  • When all meatballs are browned, transfer to the simmering stock and cook an additional 5- 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the vinegar and serve hot.
  • Note: For a heartier dish add a handful or two of brown rice or small shaped pasta along with the stock.