Venison Italian Meatballs (Gluten Free)
You can adapt this recipe to your lifestyle. If you want to go the classic route, use a mixture of beef, pork, and veal and substitute plain breadcrumbs. Venison provides a healthier alternative, but 99% lean turkey, chicken, bison, or your favorite animal protein will work in this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8Meatballs 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8Meatballs 10minutes
Cook Time
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Add ground meat to a large bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. It could take anywhere between 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp of each depending on the cheese.
  4. Mix thoroughly but gently with fingertips.
  5. Divide into about 8 portions. Roll individually until smooth and round. Arrange on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  6. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness.
  7. Serve as an accompaniment to your favorite tomato sauce and pasta.
Recipe Notes

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Ground meat

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Remaining ingredients

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Unbaked meatballs

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