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Mexican Meatball Soup

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Blogger Cindy Ensley of Hungry Girl por Vida makes a taco-spiced meatball soup loaded with lots of fun toppings. Pure comfort in a bowl! MORE + LESS -

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
January 27, 2017

Ingredients

Meatballs

1/2
lb ground turkey
1/3
cup plain bread crumbs
1
egg
1
tablespoon Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
1
clove finely chopped garlic

Soup

1/4
cup diced onion
1/4
cup finely diced seeded jalapeño chile (or green bell pepper)
1
clove finely chopped garlic
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1
cup canned Muir Glen™ Organic Diced Tomatoes Fire Roasted
1 1/2
teaspoons Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice

Toppings, as desired

Crushed tortilla chips, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado, shredded cheese, chopped jalapeño chiles, sour cream and lime wedges

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix meatball ingredients until combined. Refrigerate mixture 15 to 30 minutes to firm up.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 6-quart (or larger) saucepan, cook first 4 soup ingredients over medium heat about 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes and 1 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix. Heat to boiling; reduce to simmering. Simmer 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, shape meatball mixture into teaspoon-sized balls. Drop balls into simmering soup, one at a time, and continue to simmer about 15 minutes longer or until meatballs are cooked through. Turn off heat, and stir in lime juice before serving in bowls with lots of toppings.

Expert Tips

  • I love to add a tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro to the meatballs for some punchy, fresh flavor!
  • Make a double batch of these meatballs, and freeze them on a sheet pan lined with cooking parchment paper before placing into re-sealable freezer bag. Cook frozen meatballs the same way; just add 5 additional minutes to cook through from frozen.
  • To easily shape smooth meatballs, wet your hands with cool water between shaping the balls.
  • Don’t have taco seasoning mix? A mixture of cumin, chile powder, garlic powder and salt will work in a pinch!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
4g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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