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Coca-Cola Meatballs

Coca-Cola Meatballs are comforting, rich, tangy and saucy – my family’s favorite dinner choice ! Serve over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes (can also be served in smaller sized meatballs as an appetizer)

Comforting, rich, tangy and saucy Coca-Cola Meatballs - my family's favorite dinner choice ! Serve over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes

You should know by now that I am a Coca-Cola addict.

Not just any Cola – the real thing Coca-Cola, not diet or light.  These Coca-Cola Meatballs are amazing !

I have found that when used in recipes it gives an amazing taste – sweet dishes are a little sweeter, but fuller. 

And savory dishes a bit of a tangy taste and it adds richness to the recipe as well.

Comforting, rich, tangy and saucy Coca-Cola Meatballs - my family's favorite dinner choice ! Serve over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes

These meatballs can be made in golf ball sizes (which is what I did today) and served over pasta with the sauce for a delicious dinner.

OR make them a little smaller, insert a toothpick after baking and serve with the sauce as a dip at a party.

My daughter was home for the weekend and she is a huge fan of meatballs.

But I wanted to try a new recipe and found one on the Mr. Food website.

***NOTE: You can also use a whole Green Bell Pepper : add half to the meatball mixture before forming into balls and half (as below) in the sauce.

Comforting, rich, tangy and saucy Coca-Cola Meatballs - my family's favorite dinner choice ! Serve over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes

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Coca-Cola Meatballs

Yield: 15 Meatballs (large)

Coca-Cola Meatballs

Coca-Cola Meatballs

Coca-Cola Meatballs make a delicious dinner or smaller Meatballs can be served as an appetizer

Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 450 g Lean Ground Beef, ( 1 pound )
  • 1/2 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 TB Water
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped, divided
  • 1/2 t Salt, divided
  • 1/2 t Black Pepper, divided
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce, (thick ketch-up)
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 2 TB Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, (***See note above recipe in post)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – Spray a 20 x 30cm ( 8 x 12 inch ) oven dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Beef, Bread Crumbs, Egg, Water, half of the chopped Onion, (half of the Green Bell Pepper, if using) half the Salt and half the Black Pepper – mix well and form into balls – place in a single layer on the prepared oven dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining Onion, Salt, and Pepper – add the Garlic, Tomato Sauce, Coca-Cola, Worcestershire Sauce and the Green Bell Pepper – pour over the meatballs.
  4. Bake 50 – 60 minutes (turning twice) until sauce is bubbly and the meatballs are fully cooked.

Notes

RECIPE YIELDS:

  • Large Meatballs: 15
  • Appetizer Sized Meatballs: 30

Nutrition Information

Yield

15 Large Meatballs

Serving Size

Per Meatball

Amount Per Serving Calories 106Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 39mgSodium 262mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 10g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Madonna Porter

Saturday 15th of August 2020

This would be awesome with rice mixed in the hamburger.

S

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

These meatballs are delicious. My family is very picky. They loved and asked for seconds. I saw a previous comment about making as an appetizer for a party. I think that's a great idea. I will definitely be making this recipe in the future; it is a family favorite and will be in my recipe repertoire. Thank you!

Linda Nortje

Friday 24th of April 2020

I am glad your family loved the meatballs :-) My family is also a bit picky but my daughter makes this recipe regularly for her family now as well ! ( Delicious as an appetizer with the sauce as a dip )

Emily B

Sunday 29th of December 2019

I've actually made these vegan! I've made them twice now and they are so good! I use either a flax or chia seed egg, and a packet of beyond meat ground beef. These are so good, super adaptable :)

Aimee Shaffer

Saturday 14th of December 2019

I am looking for a savory meatball appetizer to take to a party and am wondering if the coke makes the sauce sweet at all?

Linda Nortje

Sunday 15th of December 2019

Aimee, there is definitely a sweetness in the sauce although not over powering

Marsha

Sunday 15th of September 2019

Can you make this as a meatloaf

Linda Nortje

Sunday 15th of September 2019

I have never made a meatloaf using this exact recipe, but can not see that it will be a problem, Marsha. The meatballs are very sturdy (for lack of a better word) and should hold up very well shaped as in a loaf form

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