Photo: Dominic Perri; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
32 Mins
Yield
Serves: 4

Mexican Meatball Soup combines favorite Mexican flavors, veggies, and hearty meatballs. Kick this soup up a notch by using a can of diced tomatoes with chiles to add more south-of-the-border flavor to this one-dish meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine beef, bread crumbs, garlic, egg, 1/2 tsp. salt, chili powder, cumin and 2 Tbsp. water in a large bowl. Shape into about 18 1-inch balls.

Step 2

Warm oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches, if necessary, brown meatballs on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes total (you don't have to cook them through).

Step 3

Carefully add broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in carrots, zucchini, tomatoes and rice. Return to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until rice and meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Season with salt, stir in cilantro and serve.

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