I love trying new recipes. In fact, I drool over Pinterest recipes a couple of times a day… pinning my favorites with plans to recreate the recipe using healthier ingredients. But, there are some recipes that I find myself making over and over again. My regulars are usually easy, super yummy, liked by both Matt and I, or in this case all of the above.
The area that we live in is known for Italian food, and is home to a large number of Italian families. For your useless knowledge, the West Virginia coal mines attracted Italian immigrants in the early part of the 20th century. (For more information about the Italian population in WV – check out this article).
I am a transplant to the area and it’s obvious because… I do not love pasta (there, I said it). My husband could eat pasta every single day but it does nothing for me. And, if I’m going to eat a ton of carbs I would much rather have my carbohydrates in the form of chocolate… anyone else with me on that one?!?!
Even though pasta is not my go to food choice, I love meatballs. When eating at Italian restaurants, I usually order a salad and meatballs. This recipe for Easy Bison Meatballs is one of those recipes that so easy, it’s embarrassing but too delicious not to share. Our household prefers bison, but ground beef, turkey, chicken etc could replace the bison.
I recently made a double batch, and since there are just two of us, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in meatballs.
- Serves: 16 meatballs
- Serving size: 1 ounce
- Calories: 61
- Fat: 3
- Saturated fat: 1.3
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 2
- Sugar: 0.3
- Fiber: 0.1
- Protein: 5.5
- Cholesterol: 27.3
- 1 pound 90% lean ground bison
- 2 eggs
- ¼ C Skim Milk
- ½ C Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- ¼ C + 2 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
- ½ TBSP Italian seasoning
- Salt and Pepper to your liking (I used about ½ tsp of each)
- Preheat oven to 350° and spray baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Combine all ingredients and roll into 1 inch balls. I used a cookie scoop to make the size consistent.
- Cook the meatballs in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Simmer in your favorite sauce for 20-30 minutes.