Recipe by Marsha D.
This recipe comes from Paula Deen's Magazine. I added green pepper to her recipe and I also put these meatballs in my crockpot after baking them instead of back in the oven.
Top Review by christensenjen
These were incredibly good BUT full of fat. There was so much grease when I was spooning the meatballs and sauce onto my sons plate I was almost embarrassed. I am going to try these again but with ground turkey (thighs not breast). If you are OK with the amount of fat, try 'em. They were fabulous!!!
- 1 lb ground beef (chuck)
- 1 lb ground sausage (Jimmy Dean)
- 1 small onion, diced up
- 1⁄2 green pepper, diced up
- 1 1⁄2 cups panko breadcrumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1 (1 1/3 ounce) packet Manwich sloppy joe mix
- 1 large egg
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 -4 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400'
- Lightly grease a foil lined baking sheet or use a lightly greased cooking rack inside a rimmed baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine the two meats (beef and sausage),onion, green pepper,panko breadcrumbs,and Sloppy Joe mix.
- Stir in egg.
- Shape mixture into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
- If baking in oven with sauce,reduce oven temp to 350'
- In a small bowl combine ketchup,tomato sauce, brown sugar,worcestershire sauce, mustard, and salt and black pepper.
- In a 13x9 baking dish (lightly greased) add meatballs. Pour the sauce over meatballs and toss gently.
- Cover and bake 30 minutes more.
- Serve hot.
- NOTE: If using crockpot, add baked meatballs to crockpot and pour sauce over top and gently toss to cover meatballs. Let simmer on low for 30 minutes to 1 hour.