Meatball Chili Recipe For Stove Top OR Slow Cooker!

This meatball chili recipe is perfect for game day or warming up on a chilly day! You can make it on your stove top or simmer it in the slow cooker all day. Either way, it’s amazing and is sure to fill you up!

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

This recipe is a spin on traditional chili but uses meatballs instead of traditional ground beef.

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

To make this amazing meatball chili recipe you’ll need frozen mini beef meatballs (I used the Simek’s mini beef pictured above), beans, tomato sauce, tomato juice, diced tomatoes, an onion, garlic, green pepper, spices and parsley.

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

If you will be making your meatball chili in a slow cooker then begin with a skillet. If you will be making it on the stove top instead of the slow cooker then start with a large pot.

Add the olive oil to the skillet or pot. Add the onion, green pepper, garlic, parsley and jalapeño peppers (if using) and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and fragrant (about 5 minutes).

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

Remove from heat and add the chili powder, cumin, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir until combined.

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

Next add in frozen mini meatballs and stir again to mix well.

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

To your pot or slow cooker, add the tomato juice, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tri-bean blend and pinto beans to either the skillet or slow cooker, depending on which you are using.

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

If using the stovetop, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 hours. In a slow cooker, cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

Ladle that amazingness into a bowl and serve hot!

Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

Serve warm and top with cheese and sour cream or greek yogurt.

Print off the recipe below! Be sure to pin the image below for easy finding later or share it on Facebook!

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Meatball Chili Recipe For Stove Top OR Slow Cooker!

Easy meatball chili recipe that can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove top!

10 minPrep Time

2 hrCook Time

2 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 (14 oz bags) Simek’s Mini Beef Meatballs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 46-oz. can tomato juice
  • 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 16-oz. can tri-bean blend beans (kidney, pinto and black), drained and rinsed
  • 16-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded cheese and sour cream or greek yogurt, for topping

Instructions

  1. If you will be making your meatball chili in a slow cooker then begin with a skillet. If you will be making it on the stove top instead of the slow cooker then start with a large pot.
  2. Add the olive oil to the skillet or pot. Add the onion, green pepper, garlic, parsley and jalapeño peppers (if using) and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and fragrant (about 5 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and add the chili powder, cumin, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir until combined.
  4. Next add in frozen mini meatballs and stir again to mix well.
  5. To your pot or slow cooker, add the tomato juice, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tri-bean blend and pinto beans to either the skillet or slow cooker, depending on which you are using.
  6. If using the stovetop, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 hours. In a slow cooker, cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Serve warm and top with cheese and sour cream or greek yogurt.
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Easy Meatball Chili recipe you can make in the slow cooker or stove top! Delicious twist on regular chili! Fall recipes slow cooker chili for game day!

Comments

  1. This is so mouth watering! Thank you for posting on the Merry Monday party.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    This recipe is amazing! I love how easy it is to make and Meatballs in my chili sounds so delicious. I am going to make this recipe!

  3. shelly peterson says:

    What a delicious chili recipe. Another great one using meatballs. I would have never thought to use them in chili.

  4. Brenda Haines says:

    I even have a bag of meatballs in my freezer! Great idea!

  5. This looks so delicious and flavorful! What a yummy recipe for the cooler weather approaching us in the next month or so.

  6. I can’t wait until it gets a little cooler so I can start making chili! This recipe looks fantastic!

  7. Good Lord this looks amazing and now I have to make it. This is perfect for the season and it made my mouth water.

  8. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    This meatball chilli looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it in my slow cooker. I’ve already pinned it. Thanks for the recipe!

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