Wild Idea Buffalo – Asian Style Meatballs with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

December 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 5 Comments
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Here’s the second of three Buffalo Meatball recipes from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo, Enjoy!

 

 
Asian Style Meatballs with Cilantro Yogurt SauceWild Idea Buffalo Asian Style Meatballs with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
(Makes 16 to 20 meatballs)

 

 

Ingredients:

1 lb. Ground Buffalo

1½ tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ cup shallots, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup cilantro, finely chopped

1 tablespoons mint, finely chopped

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

 

Preparation:

1) Mix all ingredients together, except buffalo.

2) Crumble ground buffalo meat into spice mixture. Mix thoroughly with hands.

3) Place mixture in food processor and flash pulse process, until slightly sticky. Allow meat mixture to rest 2 to 24 hours before cooking. This can be done before or after forming meatballs.

4) Form into 1 oz. or desired size meatballs and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.

5) Broil meatballs in oven on middle rack, until browned, about 5 minutes.

Serve with cucumbers and radishes with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce. *Optional: Serve on a bed of brown basmati rice.

 

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce (Makes 1 ½ cups)
Ingredients:

2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped

¼ cup fresh mint leaves

1 jalapeno, seeded

2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup whole milk or low-fat yogurt, room temperature
Instructions: Place all ingredients but yogurt into blender and puree. Pour yogurt into bowl and whisk in cilantro mixture. This sauce is great on so many things and will keep well in refrigerator for later use.
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Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free

Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 lb. Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this 99% super lean ground steak. It’s deep red color, dark rich taste, is deliciously low in calories and high in protein. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes. Also, delicious for the popular Lebanese dish, kibbeh (pictured) – recipe with purchase. 1 lb. package.

 

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/1-lb-ground-round-99-lean

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  1. THIS looks awesome! 🙂 – Shanna

    • Love that Buffalo!

      • This would be GREAT with elk, too. 🙂 – Shanna

      • Never had Elk, but would like to try it sometime. I heard it makes some great burgers.

      • It is very, very lean and has a rich flavor. Worth a try. Best, Shanna


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