Fruity Meatball Chili

Pat Duran


This recipe came about, because I wanted to make some chili- but just a little different from your "run of the mill" chili. This chili turned out awesome- we all loved it...hope you give it a try!

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8 to 10
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


! Tbsp
bacon drippings (grease)
1 medium
onion, diced
3 stalk(s)
celery, diced
1 tsp
each of seasoned salt ,garlic powder and pepper
15 oz
can roma tomato sauce
28 oz
can crushed tomatoes
1 1/4 oz
package chili seasoning mix
1 c
peach nectar or juice
1 medium
red apple,seeded , do not peel, diced
2 can(s)
(29 oz. each) dark red kidney beans,not drained
16 oz
can chick peas, drained( garbanzo beans)
2 bag(s)
(14 oz. each) italian frozen meatballs
1 dash(es)
ground cinnamon


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1In a large soup kettle, add the bacon drippings,when melted add the celery and onion,stir and brown slightly.

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2Stir in all remaining ingredients, and simmer until meatballs have thawed. Enjoy!
Serve with cheddar crackers.

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3I used these meatballs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy