Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bison Meatballs

I had to keep myself from eating all of them in one go, so I figured NOT posting the recipe on this blog would be downright mean.

First off, when I make spaghetti squash I am on the hunt to find lots of things to mix it up in because usually there is an over abundance of the squash in my fridge for days. Lately, mixing it with ground meat seems to be really appropriate 1) because the small starch in the squash acts as a binder for things like balls, loaves, and patties 2) it adds a sweet flavor that melds in nicely with the savory of the meat.

However, bison is kind of gamey, no? I wasn't sure how the squash would hold up flavor wise with the bison, but figured, what the hell, the worst it could be was bland and I can deal with that. The outcome was delicious. DEEEE-eee-li-shus.

1lb Grass fed bison
appx 2c spaghetti squash (maybe less)
8 medium sized baby bellas
1 large shallot
1 tbs curry powder (I could have used a little more, taste got a little lost)
salt and pepper
1 egg beaten

I put the mushrooms and shallots into my food processor (which you should also have one by now) and diced them super fine. Don't make a pate with them, we just want them diced very finely.

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly into the ground meat and set a pan to medium with a little coconut oil. Ball 'em and put 'em in. Cook one side, then roll them onto another side. The whole process takes about 10-15 minutes.

I put them on top of diced cabbage, red and green, with green beans and artichoke hearts. Good stuff.


  1. Sounds like another winner! thanks Erika:)

  2. they were guuuuuuud. that lb of bison made over 15 meatballs, ranging from 1oz to 2oz. let me know what you think!

  3. So do you just throw the raw spaghetti squash in there? Or do you cook it first and scrape it into the mix? I've never done much with spaghetti squash beyond steaming and using it as a "noodle" base.

  4. oh sorry, yes PLEASE COOK THE SQUASH FIRST. boy, that would be gross :o) cook it as described on the sticker (ours come with instructions right on the outside). usually quarter it into a roasting pan with a little water and just cook the hell out of it at 350 degrees for an hour. scoop it out and use it up!

  5. I thought so, but being new to this whole Paleo thing I thought I'd double check. ;-)

  6. Wow - made these last night, but I actually just used beef since I had it on hand. I could have used a little more salt in them, BUT - today I brought a tupperware with leftover spaghetti squash with a touch of olive oil and salt and leftover meatballs on top. YUM. I'm totally having that for dinner again. So good!! Thanks for sharing!