Carrots and Meatballs Soup (Sopa de Zanahoria y Albondigas)

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 :)



(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


  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. Anonymous says

    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.

  2. says


    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.

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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!!

  5. says

    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.

  6. Anonymous says

    ¡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
    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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