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Sausage Albondigas Soup

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 1/3cups each Yield: 8 cups
Prep 20 mins Bake 350° 15 mins to 20 mins Cook 12 mins
Sausage Albondigas Soup
Ingredients
  • 12  ounces  lean ground pork
  • 4  ounces  uncooked chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2  cup  cooked brown rice
  • 1/4  cup  finely shredded carrot
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1  egg, beaten, or 1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2  teaspoons  canola oil
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 2  cups  coarsely chopped zucchini
  • 1/4  cup  fresh cilantro leaves
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; set pan aside. In a medium bowl combine pork, chorizo, rice, carrot, 1/4 cup snipped cilantro, the garlic, 1 teaspoon cumin, and the pepper; mix well. Add egg; stir to combine. Shape pork mixture into 24 meatballs. Place meatballs on the prepared baking pan. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes or until brown and cooked through (160 degrees F). Using a slotted spoon, transfer meatballs to paper towels.

2. Meanwhile, in a 4-quart Dutch cook onion in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until just tender. Add broth, tomatoes, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Bring to boiling. Stir in zucchini; return to a boiling. Cook about 2 minutes or until zucchini is just tender. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup cilantro leaves and the cooked meatballs. Ladle soup into bowls.

Nutrition Facts (Sausage Albondigas Soup)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 241,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 81,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 21,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 7,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 635,
  • Potassium (mg) 536,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Vegetables () 2,
  • Lean Meat () 3,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Carb Choice () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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