Barley Albondigas (Meatball) Soup Recipe

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Barley Albondigas (Meatball) Soup
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  1. To cook pearl barley: In medium saucepan with lid, bring 3 cups water to a boil.
  2. Add 1 cup pearl barley and return to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  4. Makes about 3-1/2 cups.
  5. For Meatballs: Combine all ingredients and form into small walnut-size meatballs.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. For Soup: In large soup pot, combine all ingredients except cilantro.
  8. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Carefully add meatballs and continue to cook 20 minutes longer.
  10. Stir in cilantro and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 171.37 Kcal (717 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.42g 8%
Cholesterol 41.58mg 14%
Sodium 413.69mg 17%
Potassium 208.66mg 4%
Total Carbs 19.87g 7%
Sugars 1.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 10%
Protein 10.95g 22%
Vitamin C 8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 65.7mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 53.95 Kcal (226 kJ)
Calories from fat 15.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.71g 8%
Cholesterol 13.09mg 14%
Sodium 130.24mg 17%
Potassium 65.69mg 4%
Total Carbs 6.26g 7%
Sugars 0.44g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.83g 10%
Protein 3.45g 22%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 13%
Iron 0.4mg 6%
Calcium 20.7mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.4
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

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