Recipe StoryThere is something comforting about cozying up on the couch with a bowl of soup after a long day. Interestingly, the word, ‘restaurant,’ (derived from the French word restaurer meaning “to restore”) was first used in France during the 16th century to describe a highly concentrated soup sold by street vendors and advertised as an antidote to physical exhaustion.
A few years ago while living in Los Angeles, I discovered the joys of Mexican soups and stews. A couple of notable favorites include Birria and Caldo de Res, but by far my favorite Mexican soup is Albóndigas, which literally translates to “meatball” in Spanish. Luckily, I was able to jot down a family recipe from a friend, whose mother makes an amazing version.
What’s great about Albóndigas is that it’s super-simple with little precision required. It’s a hearty and rustic soup that makes for a quick one-pot meal, perfect for those nights when you’re in need of a little TLC.