Spicy Albondigas

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1egg
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 4carrots, sliced
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, rice, cumin, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.

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  • Step 2

    Bring chicken broth to a boil over medium heat in a large kettle.

  • Step 3

    Form the beef mixture into 1 inch meatballs, using about 1 1/2 tablespoons of meat for each.Turn the heat down under the chicken broth to a simmer and drop the meatballs into the broth. Simmer the meatballs in the broth for 20 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.

  • Step 4

    Stir in the carrots, onion, celery, canned diced tomatoes with green chiles, tomato sauce, canned chiles, cilantro, garlic powder, oregano, and cumin.Simmer the soup for 1 hour to cook the vegetables and blend the flavors.

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