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Chipotle Albondigas Soup


From EatingWell:  March/April 2012

Just a bit of spicy chorizo sausage adds lots of flavor to the meatballs in this hearty Mexican soup. Dandelion greens, carrots and corn are colorful additions.

6 servings, about 2 cups each | Active Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour



  1. Bring broth and water to a simmer in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, zest and juice 1 lime; reserve the juice. Break up chorizo in a large bowl. Mix in cornmeal, scallions, cilantro, egg, garlic, oregano, pepper and the lime zest. Add meat. Gently mix to combine (do not overmix). Using 1 tablespoon for each, make about 40 small meatballs.
  3. Add greens, carrots and chipotle to taste to the simmering broth mixture, then add the meatballs. Simmer until the meatballs are cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in corn and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir in 2 tablespoons lime juice. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.


Per serving : 351 Calories; 17 g Fat; 6 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 105 mg Cholesterol; 23 g Carbohydrates; 29 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 734 mg Sodium; 855 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 medium-fat meat

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