Southwestern Meatball Chili


Curl on up with a bubbly bowl of Southwestern stew. Ours features hearty meatballs and a medley of veggies, and can be made in less than 25 minutes!

Southwestern Meatball Chili
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 14-16 ounce package fully cooked refrigerated or frozen beef meatballs, thawed

  • 1 16 ounce package Santa Fe medley frozen mixed vegetables (corn, black beans, and red peppers)

  • 2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes and/or cherry tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste

  • Sliced jalapeño peppers, chopped cherry tomatoes, and/or 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 jalapêno peppers, cherry tomatoes, and/or cilantro.

Change Up:

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
24g Fat
25g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 944mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 18.3mg 92%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 568mg 12%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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