• 1 lb ground beef (or combination of 1/2 lb beef and 1/2 lb chorizo)
  • 1/2 cup rice (uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 white onions, cut into quarters
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves only
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped or sliced
  • 2 cups greens (mustard, spinach or other)
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


Mix ground beef with rice, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of salt and the crushed garlic. Form 1 1/2 tablespoons into a meatball by rolling it between your hands until it forms a ball. Do this with all of the meat until it is all formed into meatballs.

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