Sloppy Joe Meatballs Paula Deen Style

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400'
  2. Lightly grease a foil lined baking sheet or use a lightly greased cooking rack inside a rimmed baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the two meats (beef and sausage),onion, green pepper,panko breadcrumbs,and Sloppy Joe mix.
  4. Stir in egg.
  5. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
  7. If baking in oven with sauce,reduce oven temp to 350'
  8. In a small bowl combine ketchup,tomato sauce, brown sugar,worcestershire sauce, mustard, and salt and black pepper.
  9. In a 13x9 baking dish (lightly greased) add meatballs. Pour the sauce over meatballs and toss gently.
  10. Cover and bake 30 minutes more.
  11. Serve hot.
  12. 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.
Most Helpful

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!!!

christensenjen September 26, 2008