Crockpot Meatball Chili

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Registered: 09-10-2003
Crockpot Meatball Chili
Tue, 09-05-2006 - 3:49pm

Crockpot Meatball Chili

Chili made with frozen fully cooked meatballs is so easy to makea nd very delicious.

16 oz. pkg. frozen Italian meatballs
1 cup chopped celery
14 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 (15 oz). cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
8 oz. can tomato sauce
6 oz. can vegetable juice cocktail
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup water

Place all ingredients except cornstarch and water in 4-6 quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. If desired, you can thicken the chili by combining 2 Tbsp. cornstarch and 1/4 cup water and blending it into the chili for the last hour of cooking time.