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White Bean Soup with Meatballs

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

Erica Dinho
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 925 kcal



  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 cup aliños sauce
  • Salt and pepper to your taste
  • ½ warm water
  • ½ cup masarepa or precooked cornmeal


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • Salt and pepper to your tatse
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro plus more for serving
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups dried white beans
  • 6 cups water or more if needed
  • 2 peeled and sliced carrots
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and diced


  • Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water.
  • To make the meatballs: Place all the meatballs ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Form 8 meatballs and set aside.
  • Drain the beans and place in a large pot and add the water. Over medium-high heat, bring the beans to a boil, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add more water if needed. Add the meatballs and allow the beans to cook until almost tender, approximately 1 hour.
  • When the beans are cooking, prepare the guiso. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat, add the tomatoes, onions, scallions, salt, pepper, garlic, cilantro and ground cumin and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the guiso, carrots and potatoes. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes or until the beans are fully cooked. (Add additional water as necessary).


Calories: 925kcalCarbohydrates: 107gProtein: 49gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 412mgPotassium: 3032mgFiber: 22gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 5566IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 406mgIron: 16mg
Keyword colombian soup
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