Mexican-Style Meatball Soup
Move beyond your normal Mexican-food routine with this robust, tomatoey broth studded with flavorful meatballs and tender vegetables.
Why This Recipe Works
The best Mexican meatball soups feature tender, flavorful meatballs cooked in a vibrant, complex broth that's spiked with chiles and herbs and grounded by the earthy flavor of toasted corn. For a flavorful broth base we landed on a mix of chicken stock, canned diced tomatoes, chili powder, and chipotle in adobo. Adding corn tortillas that had been pulsed in the food processor layered in the toasted corn flavor while giving the broth satisfying body. A panade of ground corn tortillas and broth added to the meatball mix of ground pork, garlic, and cilantro gave us the tender, juicy texture we were after and reinforced the soup's signature corn flavor. We simply dropped these meatballs into our simmering broth along with the vegetables to cook them through and finish this soulful soup.