Friday, February 17, 2012

Mexican Meatball Soup


I love to use leftovers for meals the next day. One of my favorites in winter is Mexican Meatball Soup.
When I make Simple Spanish Rice I am often left with plenty of leftovers. So the next day I will use this as the base for my soup.


It is so easy too if you have some meatballs in the freezer. I love to make loads of them and freeze them in batches for spaghetti or soup and even meatball subs.
First saute some diced celery, onions and carrots in your pan with a little oil. Add some chicken broth. I keep the big boxes in the pantry but you can use bullion and water. Dump in your rice and meatballs and any seasoning you might like. I usually add a little salt and pepper and parsley. The rice is already seasoned with cumin and gives the soup a good flavor. 
Add a tossed Mexican salad and some tortilla chips for an easy supper.


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21 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

Elaine
I love any kind of Mexican meals! I've never tried soup though. this sounds so good. I'm going to write it down this very moment!
Have a great weekend-Kimberly

Sam I Am...... said...

That looks yummy, Elaine! I love your blog...I didn't know you had one and it's gorgeous with your decorating! I also love your polka dot background....where do you get that? I raised 4 children too and you learn to be pretty "savvy" in many areas! You have a lovely family. Stop by my blog today as I have a tutorial for making your own laundry detergent if you're interested. I'm at www.farmgirlsam.blogspot.com
Thanks again for the recipe. I haven't had Spanish rice for years and I love it,,,how could I have forgotten? LOL!

Kris said...

I love albondigas soup!! Yours looks delish!

patitolubi said...

Looks great! Thanks this recipe :)

Pati

Dina said...

Looks and sounds yummy!

acorn hollow said...

I love soup in general I know I emailed you about me having issues with your site well it is my computer I am on my daughters I pad and it is fine
Cathy

Val said...

Soup has never sounded so good.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This soup sounds delicious! I had Chuy's tortilla soup for lunch. Yum! I need to post that recipe at some point because it is delish! Good idea about the meatballs. I hope you have had a fun Friday! My week just keeps getting better :D

xo,
RJ

Cindy said...

Looks so good! Thanks for the idea.

Cozy Little House said...

Well, that sounds and looks delicious, Elaine! When's dinner?
Brenda

Shug said...

Sure wish I had stopped in at your place for dinner....looks delicious and sounds yummy!

Leslie said...

Ohhhhh this beats my boring taco salad!!! Everything looks delish! !

GardenofDaisies said...

Your mexican meatball soup looks delicious!! My mom always made soup from whatever leftovers were in the refrigerator each week. It was always yummy!
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Ginger Zuck said...

Soup looks delish Elaine. Love the salad that goes along, Mexican is my most favorite foods. Have a wonderful weekend get away! and enjoy!

Diane Writes said...

If the pictures were true and right here in my table, I would have picked up a piece from that mexican salad tortilla chips. Yummy!

Happy weekend!

Melanie said...

That's a great idea for using leftover mexican rice - I will definitely have to try this soup!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Mmmm. These dishes looks delicious!

Cindy said...

Everything looks good,but you got me at Meatball soup. I love soup and I love meatballs. I shall make some soon.
Hugs, Cindy

deb said...

that looks amazing and could it get any easier???????? who doesnt love meatballs and spanish rice??? my fav thing is getting more than 1 meal out of leftovers and this is priceless!!!! sometimes when I have some limp celery laying around instead of wasting it I like to make soup, cuz I always have carrots and onions...so I usually make pea or lentil, THIS looks SO much better!!!! thank you!!!!

LANA said...

That looks like something my family would love!

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