Mexican Meatball Soup
Studded with zucchini, corn, and tomatoes, our brothy soup is comforting, especially on chilly evenings. Oregano flavors both the liquid and the meatballs.
Active Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
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|1 tablespooncooking oil|
|1 smallred onion; chopped|
|2 jalapeno peppers; seeds and ribs removed, chopped|
|1 zucchini; (about 1/2 pound), cut into 1/2-inch dice|
|2 1/4 teaspoondried oregano; or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano|
|1/2 teaspoonground cumin|
|1 quartchicken broth; low sodium|
|1 1/2 cuptomatoes; drained canned diced (one 15-ounce can)|
|1 3/4 teaspoonsalt|
|3/4 teaspoonBlack pepper|
|1/2 poundground beef|
|2 cloveGarlic; minced|
|2 1/2 tablespoondry bread crumbs|
|1 cupcorn kernels; fresh (cut from about 2 ears) or frozen|
|1 tablespoonlime juice|
Mexican Meatball Soup Preparation
In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and half the jalapenos and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini,1 1/2 teaspoons of the dried oregano, if using, and 1/4 teaspoon of the cumin and cook, stirring, until the zucchini starts to soften, about 3 minutes.
Add the broth, water, tomatoes, 1 1/4 teaspoons of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper; bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic, the remaining jalapeno, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon of the fresh oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, the bread crumbs, and the egg. Shape the mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
Add the meatballs and corn to the soup and simmer until the meatballs are just done, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and the remaining 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, if using.
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