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Autumn is here – it’s time to make Albondigas Soup!

Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup cooked white rice
2 or 3 small cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon Art of Chipotle Paste
salt and pepper

Sauté the onions and garlic with the cumin and oregano over medium heat, until translucent.  In a bowl add the onion mixture, Chipotle Paste and cooked white rice to the ground beef along with 2 whole eggs. Mix well, season with salt and pepper and form into small meatballs, 1 to 2 tablespoons each.

The Soup
6 Cups Chicken Stock
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon Art of Chipotle Paste

Sauté the onion, garlic and tomato until the tomato begins to break down, about 3-5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and Chipotle Paste and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and drop in the meatballs very gently into the hot liquid. Cook over medium heat, covered, for 20-30 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.  To serve, top the soup and meatballs with chopped cilantro.