April 26, 2021
Meatballs are a staple in various dishes, and many cultures have their own form of this delicious food, from Greek kofta to Spanish albondigas. At Buck Wild Bison, we love meatballs – and we’ve got the perfect recipe for them too. The best part? Our bison meatballs don’t require a lot of prep work, making them a fast, easy, and tasty choice for any night of the week.
You might be used to using ground beef or veal in your meatballs, but bison meat is an excellent replacement. Like beef, it tastes delicious in a variety of recipes and with many sauces. It also cooks quickly and has a hearty, beef-like flavor and texture. More importantly, bison meat contains less fat, fewer calories, and more protein than beef. So, whether you're trying to eat healthier or simply looking to put a unique spin on classic meatballs, you can’t go wrong with bison meat.
Ready to enjoy simple yet delicious ground bison meatballs for all of your cooking needs? Follow our bison meatball recipe to get started:
The best part about our easy meatballs recipe is that you can adjust your seasonings as you see fit! If you need some inspiration, it helps to consider what side dishes you’ll be serving to ensure the flavors will go well together.
For Italian meatballs, season your bison meat with garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. If you prefer simple peppered meatballs, sprinkle your meat with pepper and a little salt.
Most people imagine spaghetti and marinara sauce when they think of meatballs; however, there’s so much more you can do with this delicious recipe! Here are just a few of our favorite ideas:
Serve meatballs on an open face sub sandwich (if possible, toast the bread before serving), topped with tangy marinara sauce and melted mozzarella. Serve with chips, coleslaw, or a salad.
Cook the meatballs as described. While they’re roasting, make an Italian soup with chopped vegetables, tomato sauce, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and the pasta of your choice. Simmer the soup until the vegetables soften. Toward the end of the simmering process, put the meatballs in the pot. Serve with parsley and shredded parmesan sprinkled on top.
While your meatballs are roasting, prepare a side of mashed potatoes. We recommend combining your mashed potatoes with butter, salt, milk, and sour cream. Make your favorite gravy recipe (or gravy from a packet if you're short on time) and voilà! Serve your meatballs on top of the mashed potatoes, then drizzle with gravy.
This is a delicious (and simple!) side dish that you can serve when friends come over to grill. All you have to do is cook your meatballs as described, then baste with barbecue sauce for added flavor. Serve with potato salad, french fries, and burgers or brats.
Need high-quality bison meat for your baked bison meatballs? Shop Buck Wild Bison and get delicious ground bison delivered right to your door. For more information about our bison products (or to share your favorite recipes with our team), contact us today!