Albondigas Soup is a traditional Mexican Meatball Soup made with beef & rice meatballs, potatoes and zucchini in a rich tomato broth.
Ingredients for the Meatballs
Lean ground beef – You don’t want a lot of grease seeping into your soup, so stick with the leaner 90% ground beef.
Egg – to moisten and help hold the meatballs together.
White onion – Finely chopped. You can substitute yellow or red onion.
Long grain white rice – This acts as the binder (similar to breadcrumbs in Italian meatballs), and it cooks within the meatball.
Garlic cloves – 2 or 3, finely minced.
Salt – Needed for flavor. Ground beef need to be properly seasoned.
Spices and herbs – ground cumin, garlic powder, black pepper, dried oregano