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Sopa de Albondigas

Sopa de Albondigas

Sopa de Albondigas

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


6 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Limnos Lamb Rub brings warm, robust spices and cool, refreshing spearmint into this traditional Mexican meatball soup, resulting in a crisp yet cozy dish perfect for autumn evenings.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce to taste.

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Replace beef stock with vegetable stock and ground beef with one pound of plant-based ground beef substitute (we liked Beyond Meat's Beyond Beef in this recipe).


For soup:

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 small onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices

2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices

1 large russet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

For meatballs:

1 lb. lean ground beef

1/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

To serve:

1 lemon, cut into wedges

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Reduced Sodium Beef Style Broth Concentrate

    This beef stock concentrate by Kitchen Accomplice is low-sodium, gluten-free and all-natural. Use beef broth concentrate in your best soup & ...

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  • Limnos Lamb Rub

    Use our Limnos Lamb Rub to help you roast the most perfect lamb, or to grill meats like venison or duck. Combine this lamb seasoning with some good...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Fine Black Malabar Pepper

    Malabar black peppercorns are named for the region from which they are harvested, the Malabar Coast of India. These peppercorns have a bold and wel...

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  • Smoked Jalapeño Hot Sauce

    Our Smoked Jalapeño Hot Sauce has medium heat and sweet and smoky flavor. With no added sugar and high quality ingredients, this is a great go-t...

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Step 1: Make soup

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 3 min. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Add beef broth, tomato paste, zucchini, carrots, celery, potato, Limnos Lamb Rub, and Mayan Sea Salt. Bring broth to a rolling boil while preparing meatballs.

Step 2: Make meatballs

Place ground beef in a large bowl and mix in rice, cilantro, Limnos Lamb Rub, Mayan Sea Salt, and Fine Black Malabar Pepper. Form mixture into 1-inch balls.

Step 3: Cook meatballs and serve

Add meatballs to boiling broth, one at a time. Boil for 5 min., then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30 min. without stirring. Serve and garnish with lemon wedges and hot sauce to taste.