Spicy Saucy Bison Meatballs

Spicy Saucy Bison Meatballs
Bison Council

Try these bison meatballs that are slathered in spicy sauce.

4
Servings
687
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
58%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
79%
Cholesterol
159mg
53%
Protein
47g
94%
Carbs
38g
13%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
4µg
69%
Vitamin B6
1mg
47.5%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
105mg
11%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
45µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
82µg
21%
Folic acid
22µg
N/A
Iron
8mg
46%
Magnesium
70mg
18%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
69%
Phosphorus
488mg
70%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1050mg
30%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
41.2%
Sodium
868mg
36%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
39.3%
Zinc
10mg
69%

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