Southwestern Meatball Chili

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by ElizabethKnicely

Warm up with a hearty bowl of meat and vegetable chili tonight. Frozen meatballs make prep a cinch. In less than 30 minutes you'll have dinner on the table. Budget dinner price: $2.68 per serving.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 -16 ounce) packagefully cooked refrigerated meatballs or 1 (14 -16 ounce) packagefrozen meatballs, thawed
  • 1 (16 ounce) packagesanta fe medley frozen mixed vegetables (corn, black beans, and red peppers)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes, and or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • sliced jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • chopped cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. In a Dutch oven combine thawed meatballs and vegetables, fresh tomatoes, the water, chili powder, and tomato paste. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Ladle chili into bowls. If desired, top with jalapeno peppers, cherry tomatoes, and/or cilantro.
  3. CHANGE UP:.
  4. Substitute turkey meatballs for the beef meatballs. Substitute a 16-ounce package of frozen carrots, peas, and green beans for the Santa Fe vegetables. Substitute 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning for the chili powder.

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