Sudado de Albóndigas (Meatball Stew)

by Erica Dinho on February 25, 2009

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Colombian Sudado de Albondigas

Sudado is a very common dish in Colombia. You can also make sudado with chicken, beef or pork instead of meatballs. My grandmother made this Sudado de Albóndigas at least once a week. When you talk about something that’s truly Colombian, there is nothing more typical than “sudado” or stew. We serve Colombian Sudados over white rice.

Colombian meatballsSudado de albondigas-recetas colombianas




Colombian Sudado


  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, aliños, salt, cornmeal and water. Knead with your hands until well mixed.
  3. Shape the mixture into 8 meatballs, set them on a plate.
  5. In a large pot, place the water, beef bouillon, meatballs, aliños, salt and sazon Goya; simmer over low heat, covered about 40 minutes.
  6. Add the potatoes and yuca. Then cover and cook for an additional 35 minutes, until the potatoes and yuca are tender. Check frequently and add additional water as necessary.
  7. Uncover, check to see if the potatoes and yuca are tender, add chopped fresh cilantro, and serve over white rice.
  8. Receta para albondigas

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 La Mas Linda September 8, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Oh Erica I just love your blog!!! I think youre a genius:) Have you thought about writing your own book? I think you should, youd do great! Question: are you a Gemini? :)


2 Erica September 9, 2009 at 7:50 AM

Hi la mas linda,
Thank you so much for your nice comment! I am a scorpio :)


3 Ana March 5, 2010 at 1:20 PM

I made this and it was delicious. I love it. Thank you!


4 Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 10:47 AM

We had this for dinner last night and my husband liked it very much. Thanks.


5 Anonymous May 25, 2010 at 6:46 PM

This taste like my abuelita’s dish. Delicious and simple to make.Better the next day. Thank you.


6 Angelica June 7, 2010 at 1:32 PM

I made this last night….and it was INCREDIBLE. Thank you so much for posting these recipies……they remind me so such of my childhood. My daughter LOVED it. Thank you!


7 Anonymous June 13, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Hola Erica!
Muchas gracias por la receta, todo sabia super rico, aunque se me deshicieron las albondigas y como mi esposo es quien cocina mas que yo, el me dijo que a la mezcla le debi haber agregado un huevo para que se pegaran y tambien las debi haber salteado un poquito en aceite para que se doraran por fuera.


8 Erica June 13, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Anonymous- Yo nunca le pongo huevo a las albondigas en este plato y me salen bien, pero tu esposo tiene la razon el huevo las amarra un poco.


9 Carolina July 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

My grandmother used to make this dish all the time. This blog brings back memories of my childhood in Colombia, specially the empanadas and the perritos calientes!!! I am very excited to start cooking Colombian food !!!


10 saloua November 10, 2010 at 2:31 AM

I was looking for this recipe! thank you for this blog and I wish you the best for your family, félicitations as we say in France! merci!


11 Jorge December 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

I made this suado de Albondigas and it was delicious.


12 Diana Lopez January 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

This sudado was a huge hit at home. I made it last week and the only thing I changed was to make a bit more meatballs to have leftovers for lunch the next day. It is delicious as is! Thanks again Erica for all your recipes.


13 Suzanne February 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Esta receta era fabulosa. Muchas gracias! This was truly delicious.


14 Jessica March 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I made this recipe tonight. Turned out delicious!! When I was cooking the stew, after 40 minutes I realized I put way too much water because it looked too soupy. I ended up putting the meatballs to cook in some olive oil to get some color and the potatoes around the rim. I also softened some carrot and put it in the stew. Very yummy!! The excess liquid was used to put over the meatballs while in the pan to keep them juicy and aswell as when I served.


15 Blanca June 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM

I made this sudado yesterday for lunch and it was fantastic….I have some left for today. Delicious.


16 Milena January 23, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Made this one and it was delicious.


17 Dariana PadilaPadila August 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Wow!i just finished making this! And its so good, lots of flavor and everything is so tender and juicy, can’t wait to have it for lunch tomorrow!!


18 Juliana September 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM

I made this meatballs stew last night for dinner and it was fantastic. So good.


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