Delicious deer balls…I mean venison meatballs

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I never know how to cook venison, so this year I’m looking for some recipes to add to my collection.  This one was delicious.  My husband said it tasted like mini meatloaf.  You be the judge.

Delicious Deer Balls (Venison) by Melanie Knight- inspired by www.deerrecipesonline.com- Spicy Deer Balls

Meatball Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground deer burger (venison/beef mix if you have it)
  • 2 eggs
  •  4 tbs ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups dry instant oatmeal (pulverized in a blender)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fig preserves
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs brown sugar

Directions-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sauce:  Mix all ingredients and simmer on low for 5 minutes, set aside

Meatballs:  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Mix all ingredients, then form meatballs about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter.

Place meatballs on the baking sheet- not touching.  Cover each meatballs with a spoonful od sauce.  Bake for 30-45 minutes.  Makes about 30 meatballs.  Had these as my entire dinner.  These would be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizers.

Author: Melanie

Conquering the world, 1 recipe at a time. Life is a feast and most poor fools are starving to death. Join me on Instagram, the_lucky_wife

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