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Friday, April 17, 2009

Fast & Frugal Friday: Bison Meatballs

It has sprung! Yes, officially, it is a sunny, warm, not windy, not rainy day and I officially declare it spring in New England. Okay, now that I have shared my excitement, I must post now and then get outside to get to work on the doll house we have been waiting many months to clean and paint. My offering to you today is bison meatballs. Bison is also known as Buffalo and many more grocery stores are carrying it. If you can not find it, think about trying my turkey meatballs instead. Make some whole wheat or whole grain blend pasta, some organic spaghetti sauce and steam some veggies. Enjoy spring.

1 cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup 1% milk
1 lb. ground bison/buffalo
½ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine bread crumbs and milk in a bowl, mix and set aside for 5 minutes.

2. In a seperate large bowl, combine ground bison, onions, garlic, parsley, thyme, egg, salt, pepper, and breadcrumb mixture. Now get your clean hands in there and mix gently.

3. Using the now mushy hands, form the mixture into balls (each about 1.5 tablespoons); arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet/pan lined with unbleached parchment paper.

4. Bake for 25-30 minutes.


Anonymous said...

These would be good over a wee bit of wheat pasta. Or even brown rice. Yum.

The Diva on a Diet said...

I must, must try these. The husband is a huge fan of bison, yet somehow I never think to use it for meatballs. Thanks for the reminder and enjoy the sunny day! :)

Anonymous said...

These sound great! You know how much I love bison!

Alisa said...

Oh these sound excellent!

Nicole said...

I guarantee my hubby and kids would love these! As I am transitioned to 100% Raw, I can't:( Thanks for having yummy recipes to try!

Anonymous said...

These look great! No buffalo in the freezer, so I may adapt with some venison since we have on hand. Do you think, since you've tasted the flavors, that that would work?

Btw, I'm tagging you in a can see it on my site. ;) Thanks for playing (would prob work better on your family blog).

Tangled Noodle said...

Bison is so delicious! I was just over at 5 Star Foodie who featured a bison burger and now here are some meatballs from you . . . is there a message here? 8-)

Anonymous said...

I have yet to try bison, but have heard so many amazing facts about it. I'll have to look for them in WF!

Hornsfan said...

Bison is some good stuff - lean and tasty to boot - these look great! Enjoy your weather!

Dietitian for Hire said...

nice recipe

Kevin said...

These meatballs sound good! I am going to have to look for some bison.

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