Albondigas Potato Soup Recipe


Albondigas potato soup is a traditional Mexican soup that is made with meatballs, potatoes, vegetables, and spices. This soup is easy to make and contains a lot of nutrients. We hope you enjoy making this soup and that it becomes a new favorite in your home.

Albondigas potato soup by Marco Verch Professional Photographer is licensed under (CC BY 2.0)

Quick Highlights:

Main ingredients – Potatoes, ground beef, cooked rice, bread crumbs

Time – 1 hour {Preparation time – 20 mins, cooking time – 40 mins}

Serving – 6

Nutrients –  Rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, carbohydrates, and fibre


1. Ground beef1 lb.
2. Cooked riceHalf cup
3. Bread crumbs1/4 cup
4. Egg1
5. Onion1/4 cup
6. Garlic2 cloves
7. Ground cuminHalf teaspoon
8. Dried oreganoHalf teaspoon
9. Salt1 teaspoon
10. Black pepper1/4 teaspoon
11. Chicken broth6 cups
12. Potatoes2 cups
13. Carrots1 cup
14. Celery1 cup
15. Onion1 cup
16. Tomatoes1 cup
17. Cilantro1/4 cup
18. Olive oil1 tablespoon

Preparation of the ingredients

1.  Dice the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and tomatoes

2.  Finely chop the garlic cloves

Preparing the soup

1.  In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, cooked rice, bread crumbs, egg, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

2.  Form the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

3.  Heat the olive oil. Add the meatballs and heat for about 5 minutes, or until browned on all sides.

4.  Takeout the meatballs and add the diced onion, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

5.  Add the chicken broth, diced potatoes, canned diced tomatoes, and meatballs to the pot. Boil the soup and then simmer for 30 minutes.

6.  Stir in chopped fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Variations on the recipe

1.  You can add some hot sauce or crushed red pepper flakes to the broth if you like your food hot and spicy.

2.  Mint, which is a well-liked flavouring for Albondigas potato soup, may also be included.

Nutritional Information

One serving of Albondigas potato soup contains approximately:

1.      356 calories

2.      23g protein

3.      27g carbohydrates

4.      17g fat

5.      4g fibre

6.      1,161mg sodium

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