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Albondigas and Biscuits


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.


What, no magikoopa recipe?? ;)

Damn good magikoopa my friend! 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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