Dr. Pepper Meatballs

Crock Pot /Entrees

Submitted by Recipe Rain

Dr. Pepper Meatballs

Your soda isn’t just for drinking anymore. Try dumping it on these succulent meatballs instead!

One of my kids all-time favorite main meat entrees has always been meatballs. I can’t get them to eat meatloaf to save my life, but that’s a story for another day. I try and make different kinds of meatballs when I am preparing them what seems like weekly. There are lots of different sauces that can be incorporated to make them all taste like a completely new recipe. That means, I am ALWAYS on the look out for something fresh and exciting.

When I came across a recipe that used Dr. Pepper in it, I was nearly knocked off my chair. My kids favorite meatballs, and my favorite soda? All combined into one delicious looking dish? It was almost too good to be true! There was not a single drop of hesitation on my part, especially when I inventoried the fridge and kitchen and saw that we had everything on hand that I needed to make it.

The best part was that I had them done in less than an hour! Take a look at the recipe on the next page and find out what I mean.

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Dr. Pepper Meatballs

Total time 30 mins

Serves 6 to 8

INGREDIENTS

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 c. breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. McCormick's garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • parsley, for garnish
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 2 c. Heinz ketchup
  • 2 cans Dr. Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt

PREPARATION

  1. In a large bowl, mix together beef, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic powder and paprika. Season with salt and pepper and mix until combined. Form into small ping-pong ball sized meatballs.
  2. In another large bowl, whisk together ketchup, Dr. Pepper, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and onion powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add meatballs to the pan and brown on all sides. When meatballs are browned, add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Let simmer, basting the meatballs sporadically with a spoon, until sauce has reduced by half and meatballs are cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve.

QUICK TIP

You could also do these in the crock pot!



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