Albondigas Soup – Classic Mexican Meatball Soup Recipe {Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe}

This soup is delicious, super easy, makes great leftovers, and is really fast to make. Plus it’s gluten free. I found the original recipe on Pinterest here and have modified it below to use all of the meat you need to buy for it and to make it paleo. The original recipe, also gluten free, is delicious too and is more traditional with rice in the meatballs. I like to make the soup first and make the meatballs while the soup is simmering to save time. It’s great for making a day ahead, taking leftovers for lunch, and freezing for later.

Here is what you need for the soup:

Albondigas Soup - Classic Mexican Meatball Soup Recipe - Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe
2 shallots diced
1 tsp grund cumin
1 tsp oregano
5 celery stalks chopped
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes in their juice
64 oz. chicken broth
Limes
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 zucchinis chopped

Here is what you need for the meatballs:
Albondigas Soup - Classic Mexican Meatball Soup Recipe - Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe

1lb lean ground beef
1 lb. gluten free spicy italian sausage
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 garlic cloves chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1. Make the soup first – Combine chicken broth, shallots, celery, tomatoes, cumin, oregano
2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes
3. Make the meatballs – Combine all ingredients with a stand mixer to mix thoroughly
4. Form meatballs with your hands
5. Add meatballs to soup with tongs
6. Simmer for 10 minutes
7. Add zucchini and simmer for 10 minutes
8. Season with salt and pepper

Serve with limes, cilantro, and tapatio

Albondigas Soup - Classic Mexican Meatball Soup Recipe - Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe

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4 Comments on Albondigas Soup – Classic Mexican Meatball Soup Recipe {Gluten Free and Paleo Recipe}

  1. melanie
    September 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm (4 years ago)

    Just purchased all the ingredients to make this hearty soulful dish tonight! Being GF, I miss meatballs as they usually have breadcrumbs! I’m looking counting the minutes until I can get my fix! Thanks for sharing and inspiring my dinner!

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    • melanie
      September 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm (4 years ago)

      A complete success!!!! I was amazed at how the meatballs held their shape. The flavor was bold and tasty. This dish is super versatile throwing in any veggies on hand and spicing up to your liking. Thanks again!

      Reply
  2. leah
    January 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Yum!! Enjoying this now.

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    • Kristi
      February 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

      Leah – glad you liked it!

      Reply

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