Meatball Soup, also known as Albondigas, is a tasty and hearty meal idea, warming and filling with a little bit of heat. It is a great way to use ground beef, and you can also use ground turkey or chicken if you prefer.
If you have ever wondered how to make meatball soup, I have a recipe for you. I have many memories of eating this since early childhood, at my grandmother's home.
First, you need to prepare the meatballs, which can be made ahead of time and frozen. If you want to know how to make meatballs, I have included my recipe here.
Easy Meatballs Recipe
1 pound ground beef
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon minced onions
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
In mixing bowl, mix together above ingredients. The best way to really combine, is to use your hands. So wash them and get mixing.
Next, add Italian seasoning and cilantro and mix together with your hands.
Then roll them up in balls (about 1 ½") and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. While meatballs are baking you can make the soup.
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Easy Meatball Soup Recipe
Meatball Soup (Albondigas)
- 12-14 meatballs (see above for recipe}
- 2 48 ounce boxes chicken broth can use cans if desired
- 1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
- 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons onion chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- In a large pot over medium heat, saute onions and celery in hot oil until onions are translucent
- Add remaining ingredients except meatballs and bring to a boil.
- Add meatballs and reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes and serve
Time-saving Cooking Tip
Make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze in an airtight container once they have cooled. You will be able to make a lot of simple meals with them! If you liked this recipe, please consider sharing it by tweeting, pinning or sharing on Facebook, it would make me sooooo happy!
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I actually pin meatball soup on Pinterest.. about as much as I pin cookies. So you know I love this!
Mmm, I love meatballs, and the soup looks very filling!
My mouth is watering from looking at this recipe! Thanks for sharing it...it looks like ti would be a good low-carb dish to try !
Thank you Ginger! Yes it is low-carb for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I don't think I've ever heard of or had meatball soup! I love it! This seems like a good recipes for meatballs in general. Thanks for linking up with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party!
Thank you Liz! It is a tasty low carb soup!
Betsy @ Desserts Required
I love that the meatballs can be made ahead of time. It sure does make this a very easy dinner!
Thanks Betsy! We love it, especially this time of year!
My family loves soups especially when it is so cold here right now. I will make this recipe!
This sounds delicious and I love that I already have the ingredients in my cupboard!
Donna Hufman Warrington
OMG that looks incredible...thanks for the recipe.
Thank you for sharing. This soup looks great. Looks simple to make.
This looks really good! thank you for sharing.
This looks amazing with ingredients i have right now. I think this might be a weekend meal!