Elk Meatballs with Sweet + Spicy Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 45 meatballs
For the meatballs:
- 1 lb ground elk meat (or substitute beef or bison)
- 8 oz spicy Italian sausage - we use the Isernio's brand from Trader Joe's
- 1/4 onion - diced very small
- 1-1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 6 small mushrooms - diced very small (about 1-1/2 cups)
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley - diced small
- 3 Tbsp almond flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all of the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl. Use your hands and make sure that everything is really mixed together well.
Shape the meat into small meatballs and place them on a large baking sheet. I used about 1 Tbsp for each meatball for a small, bite-sized appetizer style meatball.
Once all of the meatballs are made, place the baking sheet in the oven to cook for 30 minutes.
When the meatballs have about 10 minutes of cooking time left, go ahead and start the sauce.
Place a small pot over medium heat and add in all of the ingredients except for the flour. Mix the sauce well and allow it to heat up.
When the sauce is just about to bubble, add in the flour. It will thicken up the sauce a bit and make it perfect for dipping. Turn down the heat to low and let the sauce simmer until the meatballs are done.
Serve the meatballs and sauce with some toothpicks for dipping and enjoy!