Mexican Meatball Soup

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Ready in 45 minutes

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


1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 small red 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 teaspoon dried oregano; or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 quart chicken broth; low sodium
2 cup water
1 1/2 cup tomatoes; drained canned diced (one 15-ounce can)
1 3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/2 pound ground beef
2 clove Garlic; minced
2 1/2 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
1 egg
1 cup corn kernels; fresh (cut from about 2 ears) or frozen
1 tablespoon lime juice

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



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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