It has sprung! Yes, officially, it is a sunny, warm, not windy, not rainy day and I officially declare it spring in New England. Okay, now that I have shared my excitement, I must post now and then get outside to get to work on the doll house we have been waiting many months to clean and paint. My offering to you today is bison meatballs. Bison is also known as Buffalo and many more grocery stores are carrying it. If you can not find it, think about trying my turkey meatballs instead. Make some whole wheat or whole grain blend pasta, some organic spaghetti sauce and steam some veggies. Enjoy spring.
1 cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup 1% milk
1 lb. ground bison/buffalo
½ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine bread crumbs and milk in a bowl, mix and set aside for 5 minutes.
2. In a seperate large bowl, combine bison, onions, garlic, parsley, thyme, egg, salt, pepper, and breadcrumb mixture. Now get your clean hands in there and mix gently.
3. Using the now mushy hands, form the mixture into balls (each about 1.5 tablespoons); arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet/pan lined with unbleached parchment paper.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes.