Carrots and Meatballs Soup (Sopa de Zanahoria y Albondigas)

by Erica Dinho on April 27, 2010

Last week I woke up craving a warm bowl of soup! There is nothing better than a bowl of homemade soup.

I had some ground meat in the refrigerator, so I thought about making meatball soup and after seeing the beautiful carrots sitting next to them, I decided to make a Carrots and Meatballs Soup. It was light, simple and delicious.

Great one pot meal! Loved it :)

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Ingredients

(4-6 servings)

  • 4 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 7 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Color or achiote
  • Fresh cilantro for serving
  • Meatballs

  • 1/2 pound beef and ground pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup masarepa(pre-cooked cornmeal)
  • 1 teaspoon sazon goya with azafran

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Then add the onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic, scallions and cook for another 3 minutes.
  2. To make the meatballs: In a medium bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients and using your hands, mix well until combined. Divide meat mixture into equal portions and roll into balls with your hands. Place on a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the meatballs, carrots, cumin, color and stock to the pot. Bring to a boil. Then cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium- low and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Add fresh cilantro and serve.
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1 Sandra G April 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM

How beautiful this looks, love the orange color if the carrots!

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2 Belinda @zomppa April 27, 2010 at 4:32 PM

What a great comfort food for a rainy day!

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3 Simply Life April 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Great looking soup!

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4 Anonymous April 27, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Hola! Erica.
Estupenda receta. Me encantan las albondigas, aunque nunca las he tomado así en sopa o tipo consomé. Y la verdad es que siempre viene bien como un primer plato.
Sería posible que pusieras un traductor? Por favor.
Me sería mucho más fácil y cómodo el poder visitarte.
Un beso.

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5 Pocky April 27, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Nice!!! Gorgeous soup. The orange color of the carrots really pops.

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6 tasteofbeirut April 27, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Erica

The color of that soup is enough to make me want to eat the whole batch!
Love that corn flour stuff you put in your meatballs; I want to try this next time.

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7 Faith April 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM

This soup is so pretty with the orange carrots and the green cilantro! What a beautiful meal!

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8 Erica April 27, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Thank you everyone :)

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9 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog April 27, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Excellent gatherings for a soup …ideal for a cold day like today :)

Cheers,

Gera

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10 Kim April 27, 2010 at 11:27 PM

What a beautiful soup Erica! I love the orange color- so pretty!

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11 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes April 28, 2010 at 12:59 AM

The soup looks great! It would satisfy my soup craving right now! :)

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12 Ivy April 28, 2010 at 1:18 AM

Wow! that looks delicious and great ingredients for a soup.

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13 grace April 28, 2010 at 5:06 AM

wow, i’ll bet that broth tastes amazing. your massive meatballs look great, erica! :)

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14 Carla April 28, 2010 at 8:04 AM

That is one beautiful springtime looking bowl of comfort. Just wonderful for our spring shower days up here. I’m making a big batch of this for those rainy days. Thanks again.

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15 norma April 28, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Me encanto. Esta sopa se ve tan clara y deliciosa.

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16 Erica April 28, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Thank you guys for visiting my site!

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17 5 Star Foodie April 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Such a yummy soup, I like the meatballs in it!

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18 ruth April 28, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Always loved your albondigas and this souo is just the kind of meal I would love as it’s far too hot here at the mo to eat startch! Perfecto!!

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19 Oysterculture April 30, 2010 at 11:32 PM

I haven’t had ground meat around the house in a long time, but that soup just looks so savory and delicious that I am going to have to do some shopping. What a delicious sounding treat.

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20 Anonymous May 3, 2010 at 2:04 PM

¡Hola! Erica.
No entiendo porque me sale Anonimo cuando te dejo algún mensaje.
El mensaje que está firmado como Anonimo es el mio, soy Empar de:Creandoenlacocina.blogspot.com.
Me imagino que debe ser porque abro pagina de traductor para poder traducir tu blog y contestar. Tal vez sea por eso.
Probaré la proxima vez a hacerlo directo sin traducir.
Un beso.

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