I am going into my fourth week since hip replacement surgery, and there’s not a whole lot I can do right now. I still can’t do much weight bearing on my left hip (leg.) I’m getting a little bit of “cabin fever”and have been trying to think of a few things I can do sitting down. I really enjoy making meals for friends and family, and thought I may be able to tackle spaghetti and meatballs for some friends of ours.
I retrieved two packages of venison burger from the freezer and let them thaw out overnight. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare the outdoor bounty I have in the freezer, and figured I could have my wife put the ingredients on the cupboard and I could do the rest!
I started with 1/2 a cup of Italian bread crumbs in a bowl, followed by a half cup of crushed saltine crackers! I then added a teaspoon of salt and a half teaspoon of pepper. To these dry ingredients I added some Lowery seasoned salt and half a finely chopped up onion. My wet ingredients consisted of two eggs, 1/4 cup of milk, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce. I then added the venison and all the ingredients into a large bowl and mixed everything together.
I took large glass baking dish and sprayed the bottom with olive oil. I rolled the 1-1/2 inch meatballs and lined them in the baking dish. When the oven reached 350 degrees I added the meatballs. When they looked done (approximately a half hour) I removed them for a taste test! I’m not bragging, but honestly these were the best tasting Swedish meatballs I have ever eaten. After devouring seven in about 1 minute, my wife reminded me they were made for our friends, and if I didn’t slow down there wouldn’t be enough for the spaghetti! Wow! That was hard to do!
So if your looking for a easy recipe for great tasting venison meatballs this is it! Now I have to retrieve a few more packages of venison burger for myself. A few members of my family are squeamish about eating “wild game” so I don’t always broadcast the fact! Last evening three of those members stopped by and enjoyed the “wild game”so much so I had to “cut them off” from their taste test! Always makes me feel good when uninformed are enlightened concerning the bounty provided by nature!