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Coca Cola Meatballs

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Coca-Cola Meatballs is a three-ingredient dish that only takes five minutes to put together. It’s made with frozen meatballs, BBQ sauce, and coca-cola soda. Because there are so few ingredients, it’s easy to alter to fit your preferences and tastes. It’s cooked in a crockpot so you have a delicious appetizer, side dish, or main course ready at dinner time.

meatballs on a white surface stuck with toothpicks

The best part of this dish is the ability to use it as an appetizer for a holiday party, a side dish with dinner, or paired with mashed potatoes and vegetables as a main dish. With any of these options, these meatballs can stand on their own because of the flavor they pack. Your friends and family will think these tasty meatballs are fancy and never know how easy they really are.   

Ingredients: 

Frozen meatballs: You can buy frozen meatballs in the frozen entree section of the grocery store. 

BBQ sauce: Use your favorite barbecue sauce or make your own. 

Coca-Cola soda: This soda is easily found at basically any store that sells food.

How to make coca-cola meatballs: 

  1. Spray the bowl of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and add the meatballs.
cooked meatballs in a crockpot

2. Spread the BBQ sauce evenly over the top of the meatballs.

sauce covering meatballs in a crockpot

3. Pour the Coca-Cola over the top.

pouring broth in crockpot over meatballs and sauce

4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to cook on low for 4 hours.

stirring meatballs and sauce in crockpot

5. When the cooking time is up, turn the slow cooker up to high and allow the sauce to simmer for 30 minutes to thicken.

Tips for Success: 

Here are some variations you can make with the sauce in these coca-cola meatballs: 

  • Hawaiian with sweet and sour sauce.  
  • Asian with teriyaki sauce.  
  • A scoop of grape jelly adds a fun flavor to this dish.  
  • Italian with tomato sauce.  
  • Serve with gravy.  
  • Use spicy buffalo sauce.  
a spoon holding up five meatballs above the crockpot filled with meatballs

How to serve coca-cola meatballs: 

Serve these meatballs with other appetizers like Guacamole Deviled Eggs, Chicken Bacon Ranch Poppers, Three Cheese Mac-N-Cheese Mini Bites, and Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs

You can also make them into a meal with these delicious Oven Baked Pork Chops, Crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenderloins, Garlic Pasta, or Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken

FAQs:

What other kinds of meatballs can I use?

Swedish, pork, turkey, chicken, or beef.

Do I need to use frozen pre-made meatballs?

No, you can use homemade meatballs instead.

What else can I add to this dish?

Try adding some small pasta in the last 30 minutes of cooking to make this more of a main course.

Yield: 10 servings

Coca Cola Meatballs

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Coca-Cola Meatballs is a three-ingredient dish that only takes five minutes to put together. It’s made with frozen meatballs, BBQ sauce, and coca-cola soda.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 28-ounce package frozen meatballs
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 1 12-ounce can Coca Cola (1 1⁄2 cups)

Instructions

  1. Spray the bowl of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and add the meatballs.
  2. Spread the BBQ sauce evenly over the top of the meatballs.
  3. Pour the Coca-Cola over the top.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to cook on low for 4 hours.
  5. When the cooking time is up, turn the slow cooker up to high and allow the sauce to simmer for 30 minutes to thicken.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 565mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g

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Adelina

Saturday 15th of January 2022

I love how easy and flexible this recipe is!

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