Albondigas and Biscuits

    This stew is loaded with albondigas meatballs and topped with steamed biscuits.


    • 1.25 Pounds Ground Beef
    • 1 Cup Cooked Rice
    • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 Clove Garlic
    • 1 Pinch Cinnamon
    • 1 Onion
    • 1 Pepper
    • 1 Carrot
    • 2 Stalks Celery
    • 1 Clove Garlic
    • 1/2 Stick Butter
    • 1/4 Cup Flour
    • 28 Ounces Canned Tomato
    • 1 Quart Chicken Stock
    • Red Pepper Flakes
    • Biscuit Dough (store bought or homemade)


    1. 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.


    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.