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This recipe tastes just like the Albondigas (Spanish Meatball Soup) that I enjoyed at the El Minuto restaurant in T...

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a medium jalapeƱo, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cloves garlic
  • 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
4/5 (75 Votes)

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Inspired by a plate of albondigas we savored in Tubac Arizona

  • Albongigas (meatballs):
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb good local mexican ground loose chorizo, pork or beef
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint and or basil..or a combo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Sauce:
  • 2-3 lbs ripe tomatoes- or 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion sliced
  • garlic cloves, as many as you like
  • 2-3 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 2-3 TBS chipotle(adobo) sauce from the can
  • 2 TBS EVoo (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/4 c sherry or 1 tsp sugar or honey
  • a handfull of semi sweet chocolate chips (or Mexican chocolate if you have it!)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of ground cloves
  • salt to taste
  • fresh chopped cilantro to garnish
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Perfect weeknight meal!

  • For the Soup:
  • 8 cups of chicken, beef or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbs of fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 1/4 tsp of dried oregano (adj. to your taste)
  • Dash of Chili Powder.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Carrots; cut in rounds (about a 1/2 inch)
  • 2 Mexican Squash; cut in rounds a little larger than the carrots
  • 1 large Potato; cut into large cubes
  • 1 Serrano or Jalapeno Chili; whole
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 oz can of Mexican style diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of onion chunks
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 1 lb. very lean ground beef
  • 2 tbs. of fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 1/2 med. onion chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup of uncooked long-grain or jasmine white rice
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • You can use regular Zucchini squash instead of the Mexican squash... but it will not have as firm of texture as will the Mexican squash.
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Using your hands, gently mix the veal and pork with the minced garlic, 1 tsp

  • 12 oz. ground veal
  • 12 oz. ground pork (preferably shoulder)
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, 1 minced, 2 thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme; more for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. hot smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 oz. manchego, finely grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup panko
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. saffron
  • 4 cups lower-salt chicken broth
  • 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 oz. angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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