Albondigas – Mexican meatball soup

You want spicy? I got spicy! This Yummy soup is packed with flavor and it pretty simple weeknight meal! It is inspired by my favorite cooking blog For The Love Of Cooking. 

 

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Recipe as follows:

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB ground turkey or beef ( I used ground turkey)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 tortillas ( I put in my food processor to break up)
  • 2 cups fresh salsa
  • 1 Chipotle pepper and some sauce from the can ( about a spoonful)
  • 1 quart chicken stock ( I got chipotle infused chicken broth)
  • 1 avacado
  • cojita mexican cheese crumbled

Directions:

1. Combine the ground turkey, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, oregano, coriander, tortillias, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a bowl. Using your hands mix up and roll into little meatballs.

2. Add the meatballs to a lightly oiled poan and brown all over but not completely cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.

3. Puree the salsa and chipotle peppers until smooth

4. In a soup pot, bloom the tomato paste for about a minute by stirring it around. carefully pour the salsa mixture and the chicken stock. Bring to a boil then add the meatballs and simmer over low heat about 20 minutes.

5. Top with fresh avacado, Cojita cheese and a sprig of cilantro.

Enjoy!! xoxo.

Recipe Source:  adapted from  For the love of Cooking 

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