This albondigas soup is a family recipe that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s based on my grandma’s recipe that was served at her restaurant, Lupita’s La Jolla, many years ago. Although it’s a very traditional dish, my mom and I have tweaked it through the years to make it our own. There’s just nothing like a bowl of this comforting and flavorful soup.
Packed with plenty of vegetables, this dish also features the most tender beef and rice meatballs. Soaking the rice overnight is a family secret that results in fluffy, pillowy albondigas. Adding a variety of herbs, especially fresh mint, and a squeeze of lime juice gives it a unique depth of flavor. The best part? This hearty soup comes together in just over an hour but tastes like it took all day to cook.
Here’s a video on exactly how I make it. Hope you love it!