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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Recipe of the Day

Venison Meatballs 

Yields 18 meatballs
Prep time: 10 minutes          
Cook time: 35 minutes

1 1/2 lbs ground venison
1 egg beaten
1/3 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic - minced
1/2 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. parsley
2 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. basil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (135 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9X13 baking pan.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the venison, egg and rice with your hands. Make sure the egg thoroughly coats the meat. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well with hands.
3. Form the meat into golf ball sized meatballs and place on greased pan about 1 inch apart.
4. Bake on middle oven rack for 35 minutes. Can be served with pasta and sauce or alone with a gravy.

*If serving with pasta and sauce, place the meatballs in a 3 quart pot with your sauce of choice and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.

Spaghetti w/Venison Meatballs
My two year old hopped out of his chair with a big smile and walked over to me holding his empty spider man plate, looked me square in the eyes and said, "Mommy, more please." That's a sure indication that these meatballs were a hit.

1 comment:

  1. I loved it... The entire plate was delicious but the Venison Meatballs definitely put the dish over the top.

    More please... :)