Meaty Soup

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While the soup simmers, make the meatballs.Preheat the oven to 450°F, line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil, and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Meaty Soups

Mexican Albondigas Soup with Chorizo Meatballs

Filled with healthful vegetables and legumes, thissoup is enriched by the flavorful meatballs made of earthy and spicy chorizo sausage. Serve it with corn tortillas and a tomato salad.

Serves SOUP

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño or serrano chile, seeds and ribs
removed, finely chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced
8 cups Chicken Stock (page 14) or purchased stock
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 small zucchini, diced
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 pound ground pork
1/2 pound chorizo, removed from casings if necessary
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Nonstick cooking spray

Heat the oil in a 4-quart soup pot over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and chile, and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add the carrots, celery, stock, and tomatoes, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer the soup, covered, for 15 minutes. Add the zucchini
and garbanzo beans, and simmer for an additional 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Keep the soup hot. While the soup simmers, make the meatballs. Preheat the oven to 450°F, line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil, and spray
the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the oil, garlic, and cilantro in a blender or food processor fitted with a steel
blade, and purée until smooth. Combine the purée, pork, chorizo, egg, and breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl, and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs, and arrange the meatballs on the prepared pan.

Spray the tops of the meatballs with nonstick cooking spray. Bake the meatballs for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Add the meatballs to the soup, and simmer for 5 minutes. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

NOTE: The soup can be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated, tightly covered. Reheat over low heat, covered. Chorizo, pronounced chore-EAT-soh, is a highly-seasoned pork sausage flavored with garlic, chili powder, and other spices. It’s used in both Mexican and Spanish cooking; if you can’t find it, look for its cousin from the Iberian peninsula, linguini, pronounced ling-GEE-ash.


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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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