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Venison Meatballs Recipe

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Make this Venison Meatballs Recipe with ground venison or wild turkey

Venison Meatballs Recipe Serve these venison meatballs over a pile of spaghetti or toothpick them for the perfect party appetizer. (Scott Leysath photo)

By: Scott Leysath, "The Sporting Chef"

Yield: 15 meatballs


Prep time: 5 minutes


Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ground venison

  • 1 cup ground pork or bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Japanese breadcrumbs

  • 1½ teaspoons Hi Mountain Zesty Western Burger Seasoning
  • ½ cup pepper jelly
  • ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce

Directions:

1. Combine venison, pork or bacon, eggs and breadcrumbs. Mix well and form into golf ball-sized balls.

2. Brown venison meatballs evenly in a lightly-oiled skillet.

3. While the meatballs are browning, combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Brush mixture over venison meatballs once browned and cooked through, approximately 15 minutes.

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