Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

14 comments November 9, 2012
Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

I was craving a good hot soup last week and this star-shaped Pasta and Meatballs Soup was just what I needed to warm up on a cold fall day. This soup is rich, soothing, flavorful, and very easy to make. Growing up in Colombia, a bowl of soup was served in my house with lunch […]

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Sopa de Frijoles Blancos con Albóndigas (White Beans and Meatball Soup)

10 comments January 26, 2012
White Bean Soup with Meatballs

Colombian cuisine consists of several bean recipes and every Colombian cook or mom has her or his own recipe for bean soups. This recipe for Sopa de Frijoles Blancos con Albóndigas is Mamita’s, except for a few changes made by my mom. I grew up eating and loving this version of the soup and I […]

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Estofado de Albóndigas (Slow-Cooker Meatball Stew)

14 comments November 18, 2011
Slow - Cooker Meatball Stew

This Meatball Stew is perfect for this time of year, as it starts to cool down and you need something to warm you up. The flavor of the meatballs slowly cooked in a sauce of tomato, garlic, cumin, achiote, peppers, onions, cilantro, scallions, and vegetables is a delicious meal for the whole family. I love […]

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Colombian-Style Meatballs (Albondigas Colombianas)

19 comments September 11, 2009
Albondigas Colombianas

I absolutely love meatballs and my grandmother made the best albóndigas (Colombian-Style Meatballs) I ever had. One of her secrets was to add a little piece of pork belly to the center of the meatballs, which made them incredibly moist, but I prefer to omit the pork belly for health reasons :). My sister came […]

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Sudado de Albóndigas (Meatball Stew)

18 comments February 25, 2009
Meatball Stew (Sudado de Albóndigas) can be made on the stove top or slow cooker. It is comforting and delicious |

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 […]

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