Friday, August 29, 2014

Tomatillo Albondigas Soup

This is one of my favorite soups. Tangy and fresh tasting. It's also very hearty. I usually serve it with chips or cheese crisps. You can use whatever ground meat you want. It's a great way to use left over rice.

Tomatillo Albondigas Soup

adapted from:

2 pounds fresh tomatillos, husks removed and washed
1 medium onion cut into quaters
6 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bunch cilantro

8 cups chicken broth divided

Meatballs (Albondigas)
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup cooked white rice
2 eggs
1 t salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

quartered limes
diced avocado

Put all the soup ingredients (only 2 cups of the broth at this point) in a large pot. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 15 minutes, until everything is softened. Pour into a blender and carefully blend. It's boiling hot, so put a towel over the top of the blender so you don't burn your hand. Return the mixture to the pot and add the rest of the chicken broth. Bring it back up to a low boil.

Mix the meatball mixture up and roll the meatballs into 1" balls. Drop the meatballs into the boiling soup as you form them. Once the meatballs are cooked through serve the soup with the garnishes.

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