This albondigas soup recipe was one of my family’s favorite dinners growing up. Made with meatballs and fresh vegetables, this recipe will quickly become one of your favorites!
Growing up, my family had a very favorite Mexican restaurant we ate at all. the. time. While the girls ate way too many chips with delicious salsa, my dad and brother would always order Sopa de Albondigas as an appetizer. Albondigas (pronounced All-bone-dig-us) is Spanish for “Meatball Soup” and it is delicious!!!
After ordering it all the time at the restaurant, my dad came up with his own recipe and has now been making it for years. My entire family has fallen in love with this soup- my 11 year old would eat it everyday if he could. Unfortunately for me, he never keeps track of what he is tossing in the pot, so duplicating his version is not going to happen. I did, however, find a very tasty version and then I simplified it. So while my dad slaves away at the stock pot all afternoon, I can toss mine in the crock pot and still get the same delicious flavors. Here is how to make it:
How To Make Albondigas Soup
After a long day, I am all about making things easier when it comes to dinner prep. In the albondigas recipe below I suggest using frozen meatballs because it’s easier. If you want to spoil yourself, I would suggest making these Homemade Meatballs ahead of time and using them instead of the frozen ones.
Albondigas Soup Recipe
- 4 cups of beef broth
- 5 carrots sliced
- 3 celery sticks sliced
- 4 potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 white onion diced
- 1 jar of salsa approx. 2 cups
- 1 small bag of frozen meatballs approx. 20
- chopped fresh cilantro optional
- salt & pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients into crock pot, except the cilantro, salt and pepper.
Cook on low all day or on high for 4 hours or until meatballs are heated through.
Sprinkle with cilantro before serving, if desired and season with salt and pepper.
If you like a spicier version, use hot salsa, dice some jalapenos to your liking, or you can even add some curry.
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