Spicy Saucy Bison Meatballs

Spicy Saucy Bison Meatballs
Bison Council

Try these bison meatballs that are slathered in spicy sauce.

4
Servings
456
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Prep Time: 15 minutes using fully cooked meatballs
Cook Time: Total cooking time 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 2 Pounds ground bison
  • 1 medium onion, diced fine
  • 1 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons ground basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

For the sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons green relish
  • 1/4 Cup ketchup
  • 7 Ounces can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar (use balsamic if you like a sharper flavor)
  • Pinch of black pepper

Directions

For the meatballs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, add bison, onion, breadcrumbs, pepper, salt, basil, and Worcestershire sauce and mix well with your hands.

Form into walnut-sized balls and place on oiled cookie tray, careful not to overcrowd and let the meatballs touch.

Bake in oven 15 minutes or until done.

For the sauce

Mix everything except the meatballs together in a large nonstick pan.

Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes stirring frequently.

Add cooked meatballs and cook gently for another 10-15 minutes until meatballs are heated through.

The recipe easily doubles.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
49g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
64mg
6%
Choline, total
201mg
47%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
43µg
11%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
495mg
71%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
48µg
87%
Sodium, Na
1015mg
68%
Water
216g
8%
Zinc, Zn
11mg
100%

Bison Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Bison Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.