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6 Ingredient Bison Crockpot Meatballs

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I don’t know if it’s me being almost 7 months pregnant or just me being me but I can’t even even wash dishes in hot water without feeling like I’m going to melt into the floor. New England is notorious for its crazy weather such as skipping the so-called Spring and diving head first into summer. Perfect example, the past few days we’ve reached record temps in the 90’s and I just. Can’t. Function.

I’m currently melting just writing this blog post…

Aside from the excessive dragging myself from point A to point B and taking a cold shower at least ten times a day, I’ve sworn off turning on the oven. With that being said I strolled up and down the isles of the grocery store the other day wondering what the heck I would make for dinners ALL SUMMER LONG. I mean you can only eat so many salads and I can’t order my boyfriend to grill for the next couple of months, well then again… So, I began to brainstorm what would require minimal prep (time spent cutting, measuring, etc.) and just the least amount of time spent in the kitchen. I began to think of my crockpot and how it has always been such a life saver on busy days when cooking time doesn’t exist. Generally we tend to think of the crockpot as a hearty, comfort food type of kitchen gadget, aka a cold weather tool, but why not instead consider it a personal chef of sorts? GENIUS! So, just like that this ridiculously easy meatball recipe came about.

This recipe requires only 6 ingredients and hardly any prep time. Not only are these meatballs full of flavor and super tender but they are such a versatile meal from serving along side seasonal veggie noodles (think of all of those extra zucchinis!) or pasta or even in a sandwich with melted cheese. Talk about the perfect dish! You may just want to give a little extra love to your crockpot for this one.

Further Food Commentary:

Bison meat has fewer calories, less fat, and more protein than ground beef. It's also rich in iron, zinc, vitamin B12, omega 3-fats, and the antioxidant selenium.

By Anna Lee

6 Ingredient Bison Crockpot Meatballs

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  • Prep Time:5 Minutes
  • Cook Time:5-6 Hours on Low Heat
  • Servings: 16 Meatballs

Ingredients

1 lb ground bison

1 large egg

1/4 cup gluten-free, plain bread crumbs

2 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated

1 tablespoon any Italian seasoning blend

1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. Combine the bison and all of the ingredients, except the tomato sauce, in a large mixing bowl.
  2. By hand, blend the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Form the meatballs by rolling about 2 tablespoons worth of mixture between the palms of your hand to form a tight ball. Repeat until you’ve made about 16 meatballs and/or used up all of the mixture.
  4. Pour the tomato sauce into the crockpot and place the meatballs into the sauce.
  5. Cook covered on low for 5-6 hours or until no longer pink in the center (they may finish prior so adjust accordingly).
  6. Serve warm over favorite veggie noodles or gluten-free pasta. I enjoyed mine over lightly sautéed carrot noodles…YUM!
Combine the bison and all of the ingredients, except the tomato sauce, in a large mixing bowl. By hand, blend the ingredients together until well combined. Form the meatballs by rolling about 2 tablespoons worth of mixture between the palms of your hand to form a tight ball. Repeat until you’ve made about 16 meatballs and/or used up all of the mixture. Pour the tomato sauce into the crockpot and place the meatballs into the sauce. Cook covered on low for 5-6 hours or until no longer pink in the center (they may finish prior so adjust accordingly). Serve warm over favorite veggie noodles or gluten-free pasta. I enjoyed mine over lightly sautéed carrot noodles…YUM!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 78 ; Total Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 25 mg; Sodium: 33 mg; Potassium: 13 mg; Carbohydrate: 4 g; Fiber: 0 g; Sugar: 0 g; Protein: 6 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 2%; Iron: 3%; Calcium: 6%

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