Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice

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This warm and inviting Meatball Chili will kill the chill this fall while you’re enjoying the picked at peak flavor of tomatoes and garlic. Full of meat, flavor and paired with a cauliflower rice, bring your family around the table together for this warm and inviting meal!Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice


This meal came about as a result of the Prego Farmers’ Market® Roasted Garlic sauce I found at Walmart.  I picked up some sauce, along with other ingredients I would need to make my meatball chili. Grumpy always ate rice with his chili, however, I really am not the biggest fan of rice. I grew up eating chili with either cornbread or corn chips. This time I decided to give the cauliflower rice a try. I wanted to stay with produce as much as possible and keep my carbs lower by not adding the starch to our meal.


Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice


This Meatball Chili was an absolute hit with both Grumpy and I and I will definitely be making it again! The picked at peak flavor from the sauce in this chili recipe brings an that warm and inviting feeling to your family table. The cauliflower rice went perfect with the chili and I’ve now found a solution to the “rice” dilemma in our house!


Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice


We really love our chili full of beef. These meatballs were the perfect addition to the chili. I decided to do them a little different than I had ever done before. I omitted any breadcrumbs from the recipe and added shredded carrots, finely chopped onion, roasted garlic and cilantro. Moistened and added flavor from the beef broth. I have a keeper here!

Let’s make the meatballs!


Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice


I gently mixed the meatball ingredients together then I used my small cookie scoop to portion them out. I loved seeing the flecks of green and orange in the meatballs! You should get about 24 perfectly portioned meatballs.


Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice


Bake the meatballs!

Baking these saves a lot of time standing over the stove and frying. While they are baking you can prep the rest of your ingredients.


Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice


Make the Cauliflower Rice

This couldn’t be easier! If you want to save time, you can buy your cauliflower already “riced”. However, you can rice your own quite easily by finely chopping it in your food processor.




Assemble the Meatball Chili and serve

This meal is so good with just the chili and riced cauliflower, that you really don’t need any more add ons. The Prego Farmers’ Market® Roasted Garlic Sauce adds a ton of flavor and combined with the chili and cumin powder, it’s a very easy chili sauce to fall in love with!



Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice


I am a big fan of convenience when I know I am going to get homemade, packed at the peak flavor in a jar. This Prego Farmers’ Market® Roasted Garlic sauce certainly fits that bill! It paired nicely with my veggie packed meatballs and chili spices! If you’re interested in giving this recipe a try, or you want to create your own recipe with one of Prego Farmers’ Market® sauces, then be sure to grab this Coupon available for your purchase!


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Make the recipe!

Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili over Cauliflower Rice

Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili

Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili made with garden pasta sauce.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Meatball Chili, Roasted Garlic Meatball Chili
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 312kcal


For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb 80 % lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon roasted garlic chopped fine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup beef broth

For the Chili

  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 7 cups Prego Farmers’ Market® Roasted Garlic sauce
  • 1-15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1- 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with peppers

For the Cauliflower Rice

  • 16 ounces 2-2/3 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make the meatballs by gently mixing together with your hands or a spoon, the ground beef, carrot, onion, cilantro, egg, roasted garlic, and beef broth.
  • Scoop meatball using small scoop (about 1 tablespoon size) and shape into balls. Place on cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in oven 20 minutes, until firm. (meat will be slightly red in center)
  • While meatballs are baking, make cauliflower rice by heating 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in skillet. Add cauliflower and cook for about 10-15 minutes covered, stirring occasionally.
  • To make the chili, heat large stockpot with olive oil. Add chopped onion and cook until translucent. Stir in Prego Farmers’ Market® Roasted Garlic sauce, chili and cumin powder, and diced tomatoes with peppers and black beans. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cut each meatball in half. Add to chili sauce. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve meatball chili over cauliflower rice.


Serving: 1/10th of recipe | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 959mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g


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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


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  2. Carolyn West November 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Love finding completely new recipe ideas. I tend to get bored with my regular chili so I’m definitely going to give this a try. #client

  3. Lee Gee February 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    You didn’t say when to add the beans. ..

    • Shelby February 11, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Hi Lee, the black beans are added in line 6 of the recipe instructions.

  4. Cindy Phillips March 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Shelby that looks delicious! Have to try the chili!

    • Shelby March 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks Cindy! Glad you stopped by!

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