Clean-Eating Mexican-Style Meatball Soup Recipe Is Fresh & Delish by 30Seconds Food

Clean-Eating Mexican-Style Meatball Soup Recipe Is Fresh & Delish

What's for dinner? This time of year, soup is a great choice. This delicious Mexican-style meatball soup recipe will make you say olé the clean-eating way. It's so fresh and delish! 

"Soup helps stretch the family dinner budget while filling up those bellies with fresh, whole-food ingredients you just made and carefully chose yourself," says Rachel Maser, mom of four and founder/creator of the clean eating blog Clean Food Crush®

Rachel often doubles this beef soup recipe because it tastes even better the next day and freezes well. This hearty soup recipe requires the following ingredients: ground beef, oatmeal flour, egg, oregano, ground cumin, ground coriander, garlic powder, olive oil, onion, garlic, celery, red bell pepper, diced tomatoes, black beans, chicken broth and fresh corn. The cilantro, jalapenos and lime are optional garnishes.

Serve this delicious soup for dinner with some fresh-baked bread. This flavor-packed, gluten-free soup freezes well, so make extra for a rainy day!

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Cuisine: American / Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Servings: 8



  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal flour (gluten-free rolled oats ground pulsed or blended into flour)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste (about an 1/8 teaspoon each)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 3 - 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced thinly
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken bone stock or chicken broth
  • 2 fresh ears corn, corn cut from cobs


  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • sliced fresh jalapenos
  • lime wedges and/or lime juice

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Recipe Notes

  • Rachel often doubles this recipe because it tastes even better the next day and freezes well.
  • Serve with warm bread, if desired. Garnish with fresh jalapenos, lime wedges or cilantro, if you like.
  • Store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop in a saucepot.
  • This soup freezes well – keep some in reserve for a rainy (or snowy) day!

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine all of the meatball ingredients. Mix well. Take spoonfuls and roll into meatballs. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides (they do not have to be cooked through at this point).
  2. Add the onion, garlic, celery and bell pepper. Continue to cook until vegetables are soft, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stock, black beans and corn. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. Stir in desired garnishes and serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 413

Total Fat: 9.5g

Saturated Fat: 2.4g

Cholesterol: 74mg

Sodium: 447mg

Total Carbohydrate: 49.2g

Dietary Fiber: 10.3g

Total Sugars: 6.2g

Protein: 34.4g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 101mg

Iron: 14mg

Potassium: 1355mg

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What a hearty and delicious fall dish! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
I usually make taco soup on Halloween, but this year, I might make this instead. It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this fall comfort food, yum!
Delicious.. make it!
Donna John
Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the recipe! It's a great one! Bebe

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