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Albondigas and Biscuits

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By any definition, I am an adult. I am 29 years old. A mature, educated male with a full time job and other adult type responsibilities. Yet one of my favorite activities is to get together with my other adult friends for what we call a "PBDP", or Perler Bead Dinner Party. This is where we make a nice dinner, and afterwards we all make video game characters out of perler beads. You know, perler beads. Those little round plastic things you maybe played with as a kid? The ones you use an iron to melt and stick together. We made this delicious stew at the most recent PBDP. It was a hearty stick to your ribs twist on the classic albondigas soup. Then I made a magikoopa out of perler beads.


I always love when other people take charge on a dish and I can just sit back and take orders and pictures.



Rice in a meatball. Yum.



Cook the meatballs in the soup pot before everything else.



Meatballs out, peppers and onions in.





Flour is added to form a roux.



Can of tomatoes, some stock, and then the meatballs go right back in.



Top with the biscuits and toss into the oven.  Yep, mine came from a can.



This was one of the first soups I have had so far this season and it made me excited for all the soups to come!



Very hearty and filling. The thicker than usual broth and biscuit additions were a perfect fit for the albondigas.





Oh yea, here's that magikoopa.


The meatballs were 1.25 pounds of beef, 1 cup of cooked rice, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, 1 egg, a clove of garlic, and a pinch of cinnamon.

For the soup I seared off the meatballs to brown on all sides, then removed them from the pan. Cook an onion and pepper to lightly brown, then add chopped carrot and celery, about a cup of each. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add garlic and a half stick of butter. Stir to mix well. Add in 1/4 cup of flour and stir well to form a roux. Cook about 5 minutes stirring the whole time before adding a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes, 1 box of chicken stock, and red pepper flakes to taste. Stir well so no lumps are formed. Bring to a simmer to thicken up a bit. Add the meatballs back in and top with your favorite store bought or homemade biscuits. Bake until the biscuits are cooked. Remove from oven and serve.


10 Comments

What, no magikoopa recipe?? ;)

Damn good magikoopa my friend! impressive....you gave me an idea for our next group get together!

I Love having PBDPs! Hahaha. Totally an adult thing to do.
This soup was amazing. Don't forget, though, there was a teaspoon full of ground cumin as well and liberal salt and pepper in the meatballs...
It tasted just as good leftover.
You shoulda taken a picture of all my Mega Man characters.

yay im so excited for soup season!!! it looks like im smoking a carrot cigarette in that picture. haha a healthy alternative to smoking. PBDP is my fav richie!

The soup looks so delicious! It's got all the things you could want in a soup - delicious base, a few veggies, meatballs, and biscuits. And I bet all of us continue to play and be silly as adults. It's the only way to stay sane!

I was reading from the homepage and of course I clicked on the link hoping that you posted a picture of your sweet Magikoopa. Also, the recipe looks excellent. =]

Missing PBDPs, but purple tentacle hangs proudly at my desk at work. You know, for the time being...

What temp should I bake the dish at? Thanks!!!

how many people does this recipe serve???

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