BBQ Cola Meatballs

"Meatballs are roasted, then simmered in a rich barbeque sauce made with cola. These make a great potluck dish."
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, grated onion and Ranch dressing mix until well blended.
  • Shape into 1 inch meatballs, and place on a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan, or any baking sheet with sides to catch the grease.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning them over half way through.
  • While the meatballs are roasting, mix together the ketchup, cider vinegar, cola, chopped onion and green pepper in a slow cooker. Season with seasoning salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Remove meatballs from the baking sheet, and place into the sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on Low for 3 hours, then remove the lid and cook for an additional 15 minutes before serving.

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  1. The meatballs were very easy to do. They were a bit dry when rolling. But they were perfect at the end. I used italian breadcrumbs. In the sauce I used red bell pepper and more. The sauce is too sweet for me and DH. But my son really liked these meatballs with the sauce. Thanks Blue Rose :) Made for PAC Spring 2012
  2. Originally tagged this recipe so I'd have some meatballs to freeze, & in fact, that's where almost 30 of them ended up! The rest were served as the recipe calls for, with the great tasting BBQ sauce, & I'll definitely be keeping this recipe around to make again! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
  3. The only problem with this recipe is now I have to make them for every family event. Great recipe!!! Had to do a 4X batch last time, but worth every minute. Super tasty, and different from convenetial meatball recipes.
  4. These are fabulous! I made them for dinner tonight with your recipe #167241 and it was a great combo. The meatballs were super tender and flavorful. The only change I made was using red bell pepper not green. I think the breadcrumbs could be cut back to 1 cup without a problem. Thanks for the recipe!
  5. I made this recipe last night and the meatballs were awesome! The only additon I made was I added pineapple chunks with their juice. I served them over wide egg noodles! Yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe! I will use it often!


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