Colombian-style meatballs are simple to make with the food processor and cook directly in a hot, seasoned broth. They're flavored with a mixture of onion and tomato known as hogao, along with capers. Crisp fried potatoes add texture to the finished soup.
'albondigas' on Serious Eats
Every day, at many Mexican restaurants that cater to a mostly Mexican clientele (particularly in the outer boroughs), there is a rotating list of off-the-menu specials. The specials are generally closer to home-cooked fare—meats braised in rich sauces, hearty soups, stewed vegetables. Mostly messy, not always beautiful, sometimes unfamiliar; but flavorful and satisfying food.
Photograph from different2une on Flickr Albóndigas are little Spanish or Mexican meatballs. In Spain, they're commonly served fried, in a rich tomato sauce, whereas a Mexican cook is more likely to serve them in a light broth, "Italian wedding" style....