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Savory Meatball Casserole

Claudia Kriston Cleveland

"This is one of my favorite recipes that was handed down from my mother. When she'd make this for Sunday dinner, I would wait in anticipation for this flavorful, savory dish!"
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1 h 10 m servings 714 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, sausage, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, onion, and 1 teaspoon chili powder together in a bowl; shape into small meatballs.
  3. Cook and stir meatballs, 10 to 15 at a time, in a skillet over medium heat until slightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Return all meatballs to skillet, cover, and cook over low heat until meatballs are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer meatballs to a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish. Pour excess grease out of skillet, reserving the browned bits of food in the skillet.
  4. Combine cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, 1 cup evaporated milk, and water in the skillet with browned bits of food; cook and stir until sauce is steaming but not boiling, about 5 minutes. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  5. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder in a bowl; cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Beat 1/3 cup evaporated milk and egg together in a separate bowl; mix into flour mixture until a sticky dough forms. Knead dough about 10 times. Roll dough into a 10x12-inch rectangle on a floured work surface. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over dough. Starting on the long end, roll dough around cheese forming a roll; cut into 8 to 10 slices. Turn slices on their side and flatten slightly with your hand; arrange on top of sauce.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbling and biscuits are lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Grated American cheese can be substituted for the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 714 calories; 44.9 g fat; 46.1 g carbohydrates; 31.1 g protein; 133 mg cholesterol; 1433 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is a great recipe!! My husband is a meatball fan so this was perfect for us. Very creamy and comforting. Will be making again for sure.

I love this recipe! It is a family favorite. I have made it many times and have to say it is definitely my favorite casserole recipe.