For Meatballs: Ingredients
- 2 pounds free range bison, ground
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 small yellow onion
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon thyme, fresh, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
For Sauce: Ingredients
- 7 ounces tomato sauce, canned
- 2 tablespoons yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup dry red wine
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- In a large bowl, add ground bison, egg, onion, parsley, pepper, salt, thyme and worcestershire sauce. Mix well with your hands.
- Form into balls and place on a cookie tray, lightly coated with ghee or covered with parchment paper.
- Bake in oven 15 minutes.
- For Sauce: Combine tomato sauce, onion, red wine, vinegar and pepper in a large non-stick 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.
Bison is an amazing, lean source of protein, zinc, selenium, phophorus and B12 but truly leads the herd when it comes to Omega-3 fatty acids. Yup, the stuff that is usually found in fish like salmon can also be found in bison. This is because free range bison spend their time roaming happily in fields grazing grass and eating bugs, which are a good source of this essential fat.
If you've never tried bison before and you can't seem to find it in your local health food store, US Wellness Meats is a very reputable online source for grassfed, free range meats and animal products.
Oh, and you probably know that meatballs are typically made with bread crumbs, but no need for them here! So these meatballs are paleo, gluten-free and grain-free.