Delicious Coca-Cola Meatballs

These 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’ll Need:

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


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – Spray a 20 x 30cm ( 8 x 12 inch ) 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.


Large Meatballs: 15
Appetizer Sized Meatballs: 30