Foodie Friday: Venison Albondigas Soup

Rick over at knocked out a stunning dish from his youth and added a twist with venison meatballs to kick it up a notch.

He said his mother would make Mexican meatball soup, and he tinkered with it to turn it into Venison Albondigas Soup. Looks outstanding. Here are some of his thoughts on it.

“Turns out, the venison melded perfectly with the traditional Mexican flavors, giving you a hearty and satisfying meal,” he wrote on Food for Hunters. “Something that you can also add to your hot bowl of Venison Albondigas is a nice, big spoonful of my mom’s Spanish Rice.”

It probably doesn’t have to be cold outside to enjoy this, but it darn sure looks like it would be good along with a roaring fire and cold beverage.

Servings: 6
Cooking time: About 2 hours
– 2 lbs ground venison (with 10% pork fat)
– 1/4 cup white rice (uncooked)
– 1/8 cup minced onion
– 1/4 tsp. table salt
– 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
– 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
– 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
The rest of it: 
– 1 tbs. oil
– 1 cup sliced onion
– 1 can (14 oz) Mexican stewed tomatoes
– 2 cups of beef broth
– 3 carrots, cut into equal sized pieces
– 3 celery sticks,cut into equal sized pieces
– 1 large russet potato, cut into equal sized pieces
– 3 tbs. fresh cilantro, chopped
– salt and pepper to taste
– warm water

For the rest of the prep, visit Food For Hunters for this, and other recipes.


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