Albondigas (Spanish meatballs)

    40 min

    This is a quick and easy recipe that tastes delicious. It calls for carrots, potatoes, salsa and meatballs, making it a good option for midweek.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 950ml water
    • 4 carrots, sliced
    • 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 350g salsa, medium or hot
    • 2 beef stock cubes
    • 680g beef mince
    • 40g breadcrumbs
    • 80ml milk
    • salt and pepper (optional)
    • freshly chopped coriander (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. n a large pot, bring water, carrots, potatoes, onion, salsa and stock cubes to a boil. Reduce to a medium simmer, stirring occasionally, approximately 10 minutes.
    2. Mix the minced beef, breadcrumbs and milk together in a bowl. Form into 2.5cm meatballs, and drop into boiling stock. Once stock returns to the boil, reduce heat to medium-low.
    3. Cover and cook 20 minutes, or until meatballs and vegetables are tender. Season to taste and serve with chopped coriander.

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    Add rice to meatballs instead of bread crumbs. Add minced onions and cilantro to meatballs . Add 1/2 beef broth and 1/2 water. No milk. No Salsa just lg can of diced tomatoes. Celery sliced very thinly can be added. And cilantro is NOT an option it is necessary in both the meatballs and broth.  -  02 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is amazing! Makes for a very hearty meal. After reading some of the other posts I added some garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper and used beef cosomme intead of cubes. I also added a can of crushed tomatoes, celery, zucchini and a small handful of rice. Once everything was mixed together and boiling I trasferred it to the oven to stop the rice sticking to the bottom of the pot. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!  -  24 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Use low sodium beef broth instead of the boullion cubes....Also, throw in any leftover vegies you might have too. Also, we use 1/2 Cup tomato juice (low sodium_and 1/2 Cup water  -  11 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)