One of the things I love most about Sunbasket Food Delivery is that it not only helps you learn to cook, but broadens your horizons by teaching you to cook recipes you may not have otherwise attempted! Like this gorgeous Mexican Meatball Soup with Butternut Squash and Cilantro. (Complete printable recipe below)
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This soup is gorgeous, hearty, nutritious and Paleo/Whole 30 compliant. Cooked with spices and garnished with herbs it’s a flavorful addition to your fall/winter menu plan!
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The Recipe: Mexican Meatball Soup with Butternut Squash!
Tips and what you will need: You can buy butternut squash that is already peeled and diced in the produce section of your grocery store, or learn to do it yourself here. I also hear this soup gets even better when served the next day...I never have leftovers so no personal knowledge there. This recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and Paleo and Whole 30 Compliant!
Known as albóndigas, Mexican meatballs simmered in broth are a popular comfort food around the country—each region has its own recipe. Here, a mix of pork and beef combine for added richness. Be sure not to overmix the raw meat; gentle handling leads to tender meatballs.
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 carrot
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh cilantro
- 1 lime
- ½ pound peeled butternut squash diced 1/2 "
- ¼ pound Napa cabbage
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 5 ounces ground beef
- 5 ounces ground pork
- 1 pasture-raised organic egg
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- sea salt
- olive oil
Peel the onion and cut it into ½-inch pieces.
Scrub the carrot and peel, if desired. Cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons.
Finely chop the cilantro.
Cut the lime into wedges.
Peel and dice butternut squash
Cut the cabbage into thin strips.
Combine meatball spices and set aside.
In a pot over medium-high heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, carrot, and squash. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, 6 to 8 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, stirring to coat the vegetables. Add the diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook until the flavors have developed, 2 to 3 minutes.
While the soup cooks, start the meatballs.
Drain the ground beef and ground pork on a paper-towel-lined plate.
In a bowl, beat the egg with the meatball spice blend and half the cilantro. Add the beef and pork and season generously with salt and pepper. Using wet hands, mix until well combined, then form the mixture into 2-inch balls.
Add the meatballs to the soup. Return to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the meatballs are cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer the soup to individual bowls and top with the cabbage and remaining cilantro. Serve with the lime wedges.