Bison Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp black olives, diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp basil
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 oz) unsalted tomato sauce (organic, if possible)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix together with your hands.
  2. In a large, deep frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. While oil is warming, form golf-ball size meatballs.
  3. Put the meatballs into the pan, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip. Turn them every 2 to 3 minutes to brown the sides.
  4. Lower heat to medium, pour sauce over meatballs and cover. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally until thoroughly cooked.

Nutrients per serving (Makes 4 servings): Calories: 380, Total Fats: 22 g, Saturated Fat: 8 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 80 mg, Sodium: 220 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 19 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 9 g, Protein: 24 g, Iron: 4 mg

"Bison is by far my favorite meat to use because it is leaner than chicken, packed with protein and tastes like filet mignon. Try this with a side of broccoli or on a whole wheat sub." - Taylor Ryan, Oxygen reader.

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