Albondigas soup is a traditional Mexican meatball soup. Despite the fact that I grew up in New Mexico, I had never tasted it before making this recipe. My friend Kelly sent me her recipe for this soup earlier this year and I was excited to finally have a chance to try it last night. The whole family enjoyed it for dinner and my kids went nuts over the fact it was a soup filled with meatballs! (Never fear, little ones, I’ll be adding plenty of vegetables next time I make it!)
The recipe is quite versatile, add as many vegetables as you like or leave them out entirely. I adapted it slightly, according to our tastes, but what makes Albondigas memorable is the tiny bit of mint added to the meatballs and the broth. Having finally tasted it myself, I understand why this is the recipe that I receive so many requests for every fall. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to try it!