Sorry, I was mid soup making when I remembered my camera. Before I put my veggies and stock in, I softened a white onion (don't let it brown just soften) for my meatballs. In the pot is just 4 carrots, 4 potatoes, 1 can green chili, one 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. I used a carton of chicken stock (that's what I had on hand, you can also use beef). That wasn't enough so I added four more cups of water and 3 ck bullion cubes. Got that to boil and turned down to a medium heat. While that boiled away, I made meatballs. Mine were very simple -- I used a family pack of ground beef, my softened onion, about 1 (or more) cup of rice, cilantro, salt and pepper. I just gently mixed it up and made meatballs (I like them a little large).
I also chopped up some zucinni I had in the fridge.
I checked the potatoes and carrots, and when they were almost done, I added the meatballs and zucchini.
This is what I ended up with. I served with a tortilla.
It was yummy. One of my sons ate four bowls (I'm not kidding). That's why I made so many meatballs.
I still have this much soup (large pickle jar - I love jars). I think there may only be four or five meatballs though - ha ha.