Albondigas with Toasted Bread

Recipe by 831c2bbed306d52121e560ed50646ca5?s=30&r=gTrish yee
Albondigas is a spanish meatballs stew in tomato base. It is a hearty stew to eat with toasted bread or with pasta. Although albondigas is known as Mexican soul food but it was actually originated in Spain during the “Sixth" Century.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 people
Calories 284 kcal


  • Pot
  • Tray
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Butter Knife



  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 0.5 tbsp Dried Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 300 grams Tomato Puree
  • 2 whole Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • To taste Salt & Pepper


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 qty Onion grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 400 grams Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 50 grams Breadcrumbs
  • To season Salt & Pepper


  • 1 pc Baguette Roll
  • 2 tbsp Butter



  • In a large frypan, heat oil, chilli, garlic and paprika and toast for about 2 minutes. Careful not to burn it.
  • Add tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30-40 minutes until sauce thickens. Keep warm.


  • In a frypan, saute onion and garlic with oil until softened, transfer out and let cool.
  • Mix beef, parsley, thyme, cumin, egg, breadcrumbs with cooled onion and garlic thoroughly and create 16 balls.
  • Lay on baking sheet, and bake for about 15 minutes at 180 deg C or until cooked.
  • Add cooked meatballs into the tomato puree and let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving dish, garnish to serve.


  • for a more hearty stew option, you can add in some chopped vegetables such as zucchini, corn or squash 
  • meatballs can also be pan seared instead of baking. Pan sear the meatballs to get a nice golden brown color before adding them into the tomato stew for simmering 


Serving: 200gCalories: 284kcal
Keyword baked, beef, stew
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