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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)

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.

Coca-Cola Meatballs

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Coca-Cola Meatballs

Coca-Cola Meatballs

Coca-Cola Meatballs

Yield: 15 Meatballs (large)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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


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


  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.



  • 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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Gayle Stephenson

Sunday 3rd of September 2023

This recipe is amazing and I'm not a meatball/meatloaf lover, but I will make for my husband. I decided to try this recipe and OMG it is incredible! The sauce is over the top delicious. My husband loves this recipe, so I will definitely be making this over and over again!


Saturday 14th of January 2023

I've have been making this recipe 😋 so many times now my family loves this recipe so much. I did add to mine a couple of tablespoons of bells seasoning which brought a lot more flavor also some Italian seasoning to. But oh my they are so good 👍

Zelda Forrester

Monday 5th of September 2022

Was very nice will diffently make again didn't have green pepper used parsley instead

Becky McGrath

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Sounds delicious! Did you use 1 cup of canned tomato sauce or ketchup?

Linda Nortje

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

I use a thick, rich ketchup, Becky (known only as tomato sauce in South-Africa). The canned tomatoes here are either puree or paste, both which I think is too strong, especially the tomato paste


Saturday 23rd of April 2022

Sounds great! Can you use diet soda?

Linda Nortje

Saturday 23rd of April 2022

Yes, you can use diet coca-cola in the meatball recipe !

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