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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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Meatballs:
Sauce:
Chili Cheese Biscuits:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

714 calories; protein 31.1g 62% DV; carbohydrates 46.1g 15% DV; fat 44.9g 69% DV; cholesterol 132.8mg 44% DV; sodium 1433.1mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2016
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. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2019
I'm the author of this recipe. I should have stated that the sausage is ground sausage such as Jimmy Dean's Pork Sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
I have been making this recipe for many years. It was also handed down from my mom. I have a copy of the original recipe and I believe it was a Pillsbury Bake-Off contest winner. I always make the recipe as it is written and it is perfect every time! This recipe was also requested by my son-in-law before he married my daughter and I told him he would only get it after they were married! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2020
I used Italian bread crumbs instead of plain bread crumbs. It is a time consuming recipe. But it is well worth it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2020
Edit to previous review: used 1/3 cup flour in sauce, in lieu of canned soups Read More
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