Tangy and Sweet 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.
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 which you can find HERE.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 500g Lean Ground Beef (just over 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 TB Water
  • 1 Onion, chopped finely, divided
  • 1/2 t Salt, divided
  • 1/2 t Freshly Ground Black Pepper, divided
  • 2 t Garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce (thick ketch-up)
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 2 TB Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped finely (***See note above recipe)

DIRECTIONS

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – Spray a 20 x 30cm 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.
Source : allrecipes.com

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