Crock Pot Mexi-Meatball Rice Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 9 mins

A simple and comforting crock pot soup. It's so easy that the only work you have to do is chop the onions and cilantro; the rest is a "dump and go"! Recipe is very adjustable to fit everyone's diet preferences: if you're watching your fat intake and/or are watching carbs, use cooked turkey meatballs, omit the rice and use low fat or fat free toppings. You can also use low sodium broth and tomatoes, if watching your salt intake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onions and cilantro.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.
  3. Cook for 4 hours on High or cook for 8-9 hours on Low.
  4. Ladle soup in bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.


Most Helpful

I only had 1 can chicken broth. So I added water and chicken and beef boullion. One can of Rotel, anymore and my daughter wouldn't have ate it. Would of been to spicy! Added carrots, celery, zuchinni, sliced onions, and garlic. Made my own meatballs. I tried it with cheese and sour cream but perferred it without. Added diced radish on top. My brother had his tonsils removed so I put some in a blender and pureed it for him.

seal angel March 04, 2014

I made this, a quicker version, on the stove top. I used Mexican Lime and Cilantro Rotel. Mixed all ingredients in a 2 1/2 qt. saucepan. Cooked at high simmer for 90 minutes, checking often for scorching, and adding more water as needed. After 90 minutes of cooking the sauce, I baked the meatballs at 375 for 20 minutes. While meatballs were cooking, I added one 8 oz. can of Hunt's Tomato sauce. After baking meatballs for 20 minutes, remove from oven and place in saucepan for an additional 20 minutes. A lot faster, and absolutely delicious!

Figuring Out Flavor February 07, 2014

Great Soup! I might use one can of tomatoes with the chilies and one without next time to tone down the spice a bit next time. I added a few mushrooms, a little zucc. and squash and I think it worked well with this soup. Doesn't need any garnish in my opinion, thanks for the recipe.

jberttt22 June 28, 2009

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