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Monday, February 4, 2013


I recently returned from visiting my daughter and while I was there I was able to follow one of her best friends around the kitchen while he made Albondigas:)
Albondigas is a Mexican meatball soup loaded with veggies and spices.  These meatballs are made a little healthier by using ground turkey breast and flavored with Italian sausage.   This is pure comfort! 
Thanks Mario!!!


  • 1 /2 lbs of ground Turkey Breast
  • 5 links of sweet Italian sausage
  • (healthy choices:)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 egg, scrambled
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of chopped dehydrated onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1cup fresh cilantro, very finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 head of green cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 32 oz Chicken Stock
  • 4 cups of water
1. Soak the rice for 30 minutes in just enough water to cover the rice
2. Place the ground turkey in a large bowl, remove the casing from the sausages and add to the turkey
3. Add sea salt, onion, cumin, black pepper, garlic, oregano and finely chopped cilantro. Add the shredded carrot and the scrambled egg
4. Drain rice, add to the meat mixture and mix very well
5. Form into large meatballs about 1 1/2inches in diameter
6. Pour the chicken stock into a large stock pot and add the water, bring to a rolling boil
7. Gently drop the meatballs into the stock. (very carefully and do NOT stir or the meatballs will break apart).
8. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the meatballs start to float by coming to the surface.
9. Add the chopped carrot, zucchini, celery and cabbage. Add 1tsp cumin, 1 tsp oregano, 2 tsp of black pepper and 1 tbsp of garlic
10. Stir very gently to combine
11. Cover and simmer on low for 30-45 minutes.
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Some of my other favorite Mexican Dishes:

Chile Relleno Casserole

Red Enchiladas Stacked Chihuahua Style


  1. Oh my goodness. I love sopa de albondigas. It was my favorite thing that my mom made when I was growing up. I will have to try your recipe and soon. :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have never heard of Albondigas before, they look yummy.
    Angie G.

  3. Hello! i found your blog on the Aloha friday blog hop! I am your newest follower, can you please give me a follow back?


  4. OK. This looks like my mom's recipe! How did you get it from her? She won't even give it to me! All kidding aside, this looks yummy and I can't wait to try it.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you for sharing at last week's week's All My Bloggy Friends :)

  6. Wow, I love "albondigas soup" and this one from Mario's sounds super!! I have a great recipe too from my Mil, that we love too. Thanks for the recipe. Have a happy week.

  7. I haven't heard of this before. I am pinning this!

  8. I have never heard of this before either but oh boy does it look awesome!! Yum! Plus I think I could get the picky eaters to at least eat the meatballs.....

    Thanks for linking up to our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop- so glad to have you along for the ride.
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  9. So happy you linked-up at my Healthy Tuesday hop, Evelyn! :)

  10. This is quite possibly my very favorite soup, but I had no idea how to make it. Thank you for sharing! Found you via Pinch of Joy and hope you'll come join my link party, too!

  11. I haven't had good albondigas since we left California. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I follow you via GFC. I host a weekly party that starts at 6:00pm every Tuesday called Fluster’s Creative Muster Party. I would love for you to stop by and share your talent and creativity.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Robin @ Fluster Buster
    Follow My Blog with GFC

  12. I love Albondigas! I think the recipe I have is just plain turkey...I'll have to check. =0)
    Just added you to my Google+ today!

  13. Looks so good! Pinning this!

  14. that looks yummy! What a fun way to spend a day! =)

    Thanks for stopping by Not Done Growing and joining the link party!


  15. Evelyn,
    How fun to visit your daughter and get recipes. I love it! This sounds like something my husband would love, he love sausage and meatballs.
    Thanks for sharing at
    Wanda Ann xoxo

  16. This would be perfect for a cold and rainy winter day! My mouth is watering, can't wait to try this.

  17. Came across this recipe at Thursday's Temptation at Two Yellow Birds Decor. This recipe reminds me of spending time at my broter-in-law's house. His wife makes this and it is amazing. I would love to have you link this up at my link party @

  18. OMG I am so hungry now! I am saving this recipe and making it very soon!!!

  19. I've never had this, look delish. xo P.S. thank you for sharing at the hop

  20. Oh my gosh! I love albondigas but have never been brave enough to make them..I will definitely try this out! Thanks for sharing!
    Selene @

  21. Yumm! I'm pinning this to the Monday Funday pin board! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Oh yummy ~ this looks like perfect comfort food for our dreary British weather that we are currently'enjoying'!!

  23. I have a friend talks about this soup every time she gets sick...but I had no idea what it was. Now I have to make it! Yum! So glad to have found your lovely blog!

  24. Very well illustrated, Evelyn. Thanks for sharing. Linda

  25. The name of your recipe intrigued me. This looks scrumptious and interesting...Lynaea @

  26. oh yum, that looks delicious, and my mouth is watering at how good that would taste!

  27. I studied abroad in Spain and miss all of the delicious albondigas my host mom would make. Yum.

  28. Oh yum! I love authentic Mexican food. Thanks for sharing at our little linky :)

  29. They sound fantastic! I love Albondigas!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more of your deliciousness :)

  30. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  31. I really want to try this recipe! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing & linking up at

  32. Thank you for linking, Evelyn. I like the idea of Italian sausage in these meatballs. Sounds yummy!

  33. Hi, Evelyn! Your albondigas look so delicious! Thank you for sharing at Whisk Away Wednesday

  34. This is my husband's favorite dish! I told him you shared this with us and he got sooo excited. I will definitely be making this soon. Thanks! :)

  35. I have never hear of albondigas, but it looks delicious! I've got to try this one. YUM Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!!! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  36. Looks delicious. Pinned this, can't wait to try :)


  37. Hi! Got here through a circuitous route: began with a link for your Barbie tutu crochet pattern and .. you get the idea =D .. anyways, just have a question. Do you mean a beaten RAW egg when you mention "scrambled" or do you mean it's an actual scrambled cooked egg? I used to make albondigas when my oldest was a baby 'cause he wouldn't eat any red meat. I'd make it with ground pork 'cause we were in Germany at the time and there was no such thing as ground chicken OR turkey in the Commissary (it was 1985!). Adding the Italian sausage is GENIUS! I just used oregano (I would have my nanny send me some from El Salvador). It was originally my grandma's recipe and she'd add potatoes. I thought it was the perfect meat 'n potatoes dish. With warm tortillas .. now I'm HUNGRY! Thanks for the trip to my past! & I'm loving the idea of your travelling full-time in your RV. Unfortunately, my hubby passed away some years ago and my health won't allow me to tvl alone so will have to follow YOU!

  38. I have never had anything like this soup but it looks so YUMMY! I love all the ingredients in it. I PINNED IT! Thank you so much for stopping by Saturday Dishes and linking up.
    Blessings and have a Wonderful Weekend,
    Diane Roark

  39. Wow, this looks delicious! I have a meatball soup that I love, but that has much different spices, and not all the veggies of this one! Thanks so much for sharing this at Saturday Dishes, I will be including your recipe in a round-up of soups on Friday!


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