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Albondigas from Santa Fe ~ Old Town Style

March 20, 2010

Old Town Portal, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Karen Rivera

When anyone brought a dish that didn’t have chili in it to a neighborhood potluck, people would sniff  and say “they think they’re from Santa Fe.” This 1953  recipe for albondigas would have qualified as sniff-worthy.

1 1/2 # ground round steak, ground coarsely
2 eggs, beaten
2 TBL ground coriander seed
1 TBL black pepper
6 TBL blue cornmeal
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 TBL salt
1/2 onion, chopped

Mix all ingredients gently. Shape into balls the size of a robin’s egg.

4 TBL  fat
2 TBL flour
4 c. water
2 tsp fresh mint
1 TBL saffron

Melt fat and brown flour in it. Add water and seasonings. When it starts to boil, drop the albondigas into it and simmer for about 1/2 hour until meat is well done.


One Comment leave one →
  1. March 20, 2010 7:41 pm

    You do have a wealth of stories associated with food. Stories good! Food good!

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