Bison Meatballs

Bison Meatballs

Published March 13, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 40 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 20 min


Lower in fat and higher in protein than beef, bison is great if you're watching your diet. As with any ground meat, don't want to overwork the meat or it will get tough and dense.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 meatballs
Calories per serving: 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Sodium 639mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 15.2g 5%
Protein 18.0g 25%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 slices of dry white bread
  • 3/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitue
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 lb. ground bison meat
  • 4 cups marinara sauce

Step by Step:

  1. Place bread slices in a shallow dish and cover with water. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain bread and gently tear into small pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bread, onion, and next 8 ingredients. Using your hands, add bison and gently combine, taking care to not overwork. Form golf ball-sized balls.
  3. Bring marinara sauce to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer. Add half the meatballs and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Remove from sauce and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining meatballs.
  4. Return all meatballs to sauce, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 more minutes. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.