In celebration …okay not a celebration cause I honestly HATE winter, but it’s cold so we need to warm up around here, and what better way than soup! This is a recipe I received long ago, and I do not remember from whom or where. I also made a few changes to it, which you can also do. It is fantastic and one of my family’s favorites!
Meatballs: makes about 20-24 meatballs and about 8 cups of soup. So of course, we quadruple it for our family if this will be our main meal. Lol
¾ lb. ground beef
¾ lb. beef chorizo
1 egg beaten
2 garlic cloves minced
½ c white rice cooked
½- 1 minced carrot
½ c chopped cilantro
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
½ of a small onion
1 tsp. cumin (I add a little more)
I also like to add minced jalapeno but that is because we like ours spicy.
I also cook the meatballs until “almost” done in the oven first. I was told to just drop in the soup to cook, chorizo is very greasy and I would rather have the grease omitted before added.
6 c chicken broth
The left over from the half onion used prior
3 stalks of celery chopped
1 16oz can of diced tomatoes and juice
½ tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
½ c cilantro
1 large zucchini sliced into bite size pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine chicken broth and everything except for zucchini. Cook until it begins to simmer, and then add meatballs. Bring back to a simmer and add zucchini then allow cooking 10 more min or until zucchini is done. Then serve, garnish with rice and or a little cilantro.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Happy Thursday everyone!