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Peppered Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 2 hours

Makes

1-1/2 dozen

Plenty of ground pepper gives these saucy meatballs their irresistible zest. They're so hearty, I sometimes serve them over noodles as a main course. —Darla Schroeder, Stanley, North Dakota
Peppered Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sour cream and cheese. Add the pepper, salt, bread crumbs and garlic powder. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
  3. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Combine the sauce ingredients; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 259 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.

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