Bourbon BBQ Bison Meatballs
Delicious tender bison meatballs baked and simmered in a savory sauce.
1 pound Highland Farm ground bison
½ cup breadcrumbs
½ yellow onion, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tablespoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon chili powder
⅛ teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
optional garnish: chopped chives
Bourbon BBQ Sauce
1 cup ketchup
½ cup bourbon
¼ cup beef broth
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
½ teaspoon each chili powder and paprika
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease an oven-proof skillet with olive oil.
In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients except for the olive oil and chives. Use your hands to mix until combined.
Roll 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture into a ball and place into the skillet. Repeat with the remaining meat.
Bake for 20 minutes until the tops of the meatballs are lightly browned.
While the meatballs bake, mix together the Bourbon BBQ Sauce ingredients.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and pour the sauce over the top. Gently mix to combine. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken and caramelize.
If desired, transfer to a slow cooker to keep warm and garnish with chopped chives.