Albondigas Soup (Meatball Soup)

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Title: Albondigas Soup (Meatball Soup)
Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Soups

Ingredients:

-------------------------------FOR ALBONDIGAS-------------------------------
1 1/2 lb Ground beef
1 sl Bread
1 Egg
1 Onion; minced
1 Clove garlic; minced
1 pn Sage
1 pn Black pepper
1 ts Salt
1 Tomato; finely chopped
Cilantro to taste
2 tb Lard or oil


----------------------------------FOR SOUP----------------------------------
1 qt Canned tomato
1/2 c Red chile pulp -or-
2 tb Chile powder or both
1 ts Salt
1 pn Oregano

Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 15:15:58 -0500 (EST)

From: "Montiel Arredondo"
Its snowing here in lovely *sarcasm rears its ugly head* Michigan, and I
decided something warm is definitely in order. So, here goes something my
mom used to make..

Albondigas: Soak bread in water, squeeze it dry, and mix with meat, egg,
and seasonings. Shape meat into walnut-sized balls. Brown onion in 2T fat.
Remove onion and reserve. Brown meatballs.

After meat has browned, add reserved onion, tomato, more spices as above
and cilantro to taste, and 4-6C boiling water. Simmer slowly for 1 1/2
hours.

For Soup: Mash tomato through a sieve or in a blender. Bring to a boil in
a large pan, adding enough water to make 2 quarts of liquid.

Add chile pulp, salt and oregano. Boil down to about 3 pints liquid. Add
albondigas, and simmer for about 1 hour.

NOTE: we like anchos for this, but pasilla or other dried pepper soaked in
hot (not boiling) water for about 30 minutes would work well. Discard
water, and process till you get a nice paste. Any leftover can be frozen
for later use.

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