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Baked Bison Meatballs

by Capri Lilly

These delicious baked bison meatballs are made with six simple ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes! Bison is a leaner, healthier alternative to ground beef and perfect if you’re looking for a filling, low-carb meal!

If you enjoy bison recipes, you’ll definitely want to check out my Juicy Bison Burgers next!

bowl of healthy oven baked bison meatballs

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Bison VS Beef

  • Bison is lower in calories and saturated fat than beef.
  • Bison has a higher nutrient profile, supplying high amounts of iron and vitamin b-12.
  • Both bison and beef have similar protein contents: 23-25g protein per 4 ounces.
  • Buffalo are raised sustainably and under better conditions than cows, including having more grazing time as they are usually raised on ranches or farms. They are also more likely to be grass-fed and never given antibiotics or hormones.
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Buying Quality Meat

I get my bison from Butcher Box. I like to buy my meat from Butcher Box. Their cattle are pasture-raised, grass-fed and finished, and never injected with hormones, antibiotics, or steroids! What I love most about Butcher Box is its dedication to providing high-quality, humanely raised meat while treating the animals and the planet with respect!

Check Out Butcher Box Here and get the exclusive GFB Discount!

ingredients to make bison meatballs, ground bison, fresh parsley, chopped onion, seasonings, garlic cloves, and chopped green pepper

Ingredients Needed To Make These Baked Bison Meatballs

  • 1 Lb Ground Bison
  • Bell Pepper of Choice
  • Onion and Garlic, minced
  • Egg
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Seasoning: Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Red Crushed Peppers
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How To Make Oven-Baked Bison Meatballs

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix until well-incorporated.
  3. Form 1-inch meatballs and place onto a prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the meat is used.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, turning meatballs over halfway through.

Bison Meatball Marinara

To Serve With Marinara Sauce

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, warm your favorite marinara sauce and season to taste. Once the sauce is warm, nuzzle in meatballs and let simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

bison meatballs with marinara sauce over mashed potatoes

Common Questions

Can I make these bison meatballs in the air fryer?

Yes, you can most certainly make these meatballs in the air fryer. Simply, cook the meatballs at 370°F for 13 minutes. Work in batches if needed to ensure the meatballs are not overcrowded in the air fryer.

How To Make Keto Bison Meatballs?

Bison is a great meat to enjoy while on the keto diet due to its incredible nutrient profile! This recipe is already keto. However, if you’d like, you can add ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese or shredded cheese of choice to the meatballs.

How To Know When Your Meatballs Are Done?

The best way to check the doneness of the meatballs is to use an instant thermometer to measure the temperature of the meat. It should read 160°F if you are using ground beef, pork, or lamb and 165°F if you are using ground turkey or chicken.

How To Freeze These Meatballs?

To freeze, simply place the cooked meatballs in an airtight container or freezer bag (make sure they are completely cooled first), then put them in the freezer. You can freeze these bison meatballs for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy the meatballs, transfer them to the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Then, warm the meatballs and serve with your favorite sauce.

bison meatball marinara

I hope you enjoy this Bison Meatball Recipe


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5 from 8 votes

Baked Bison Meatballs

These delicious baked bison meatballs are made with six simple ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes! Bison is a leaner, healthier alternative to ground beef and perfect if you're looking for a filling, low-carb meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options
Keyword: air fryer, bison, bison meatballs, how to cook bison, keto, low carb, meatballs, oven baked
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Bison
  • 1/2 Bell Pepper of Choice
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Red Crushed Pepper, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix until well-incorporated.
  • Form 1-inch meatballs and place onto a prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the meat is used.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, turning meatballs over halfway through.

To Serve With Marinara Sauce

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, warm your favorite marinara sauce and season to taste. Once the sauce is warm, nuzzle in meatballs and let simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Can I make these bison meatballs in the air fryer?

Yes, you can most certainly make these meatballs in the air fryer. Simply, cook the meatballs at 370°F for 13 minutes. Work in batches if needed to ensure the meatballs are not overcrowded in the air fryer.

How To Make Keto Bison Meatballs?

Bison is a great meat to enjoy while on the keto diet due to its incredible nutrient profile! This recipe is already keto. However, if you’d like, you can add ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese or shredded cheese of choice to the meatballs.

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13 comments

Kayla DiMaggio November 8, 2021 - 10:27 pm

5 stars
These baked bison meatballs are so delicious! I loved how easy they were!

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2021 - 6:28 am

I am so glad you think so! Thank you, Kayla, for leaving a review!

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Elizabeth Flight November 8, 2021 - 10:49 pm

5 stars
So delicious! Will definitely be making again!

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2021 - 2:51 am

I am glad you liked, Elizabeth!

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Oscar November 8, 2021 - 11:19 pm

5 stars
This looks so good, can’t wait to make it.

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2021 - 6:29 am

Hi Oscar! I hope you enjoy!

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Sebastian Ramona November 8, 2021 - 11:29 pm

5 stars
Great article and delicious meatballs recipe !

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Alexandra November 9, 2021 - 1:28 am

5 stars
These are so delicious!

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Amanda Dixon November 9, 2021 - 4:48 am

5 stars
These meatballs are perfection! They’re so delicious and come together quickly and easily.

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2021 - 6:29 am

Thank you, Amanda!

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Tatiana November 9, 2021 - 2:58 pm

5 stars
Delicious meatballs! I added more garlic and a pinch of cayenne

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2021 - 8:18 pm

Yumm! That sounds delish!

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Amy November 10, 2021 - 5:36 am

5 stars
Love a nice and easy recipe. Yum!

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