Sauté onions in hot oil in a large soup pot until limp. Add chiles, tomatoes
and seasonings. Add water. Bring to a steady boil, then simmer, covered, for 10
While soup is simmering, wet your hands and combine hamburger, eggs, flour, salt,
pepper and the 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Form into 1-inch balls. Do not brown.
Drop into soup one by one as you make them, keeping soup at a boil. When all are
added, turn heat to low and simmer. Taste to adjust seasoning. Cook for 45 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.
Some place hot cooked rice in the soup bowl before ladling soup into the bowl.