Dr. Pepper Meatballs

You'll be licking the sauce spoon, it's so good.



Total Time:
Prep:
Level: Easy
Serves: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

For the meatballs
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 c. breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • parsley, for garnish
For the sauce
  • 2 c. ketchup
  • 2 cans Dr. Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  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.

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