Cola Meatballs


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup finely chopped onion, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1 cup cola
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped


1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2.In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, water, 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; mix well. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place in a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.

3.In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients, including remaining onion, remaining salt, and remaining black pepper; mix well then pour over meatballs.

4.Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling and meatballs are cooked through.