Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers

August 24, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers. This one should be the Poster Food of Summertime! To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Mustard, Ketchup, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese, Plum Preserves, and Hamburger Buns. In the good ole Summertime! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Premium Ground Buffalo and the Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, blue cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 pound Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 ounce package Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparations:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into six portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Ensure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA

August 3, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA. This one is made using the Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat along with Pizza Sauce, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme, Salt and Pepper, Garlic Powder, Olive Oil, Bread Stuffing, Pasta, and Basil Pesto (recipe included). A true Italian Style Buffalo Meal! You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA
We could all use a little comfort (and health) during this challenging time and where better to find solace than with a delicious, healthy meal. Jill’s recipe will dish up both comfort and flavor. And, the aroma of this dish will call people to the kitchen and the taste will make them smile. We could all use a smile. 😊
So, create your own personal retreat by filling your home with great tunes and scented aromas and cozy up to comfort.

Ingredients: (makes 54 meatballs – serves 6 to 12 entrées)

1 – 1 pound Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat
1½ – cup pizza sauce
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
½ – teaspoon thyme
1 – teaspoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – teaspoon garlic powder
2 – tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rolling meat balls
1 – cup crushed seasoned bread stuffing (*Optional – if you leave out, reduce pizza sauce to 1 cup)
Pasta of your choice – cooked al dente
Basil Pesto *recipe below or purchased

Preparation:

1 – Mix all ingredients other than the meat together.
2 – Crumble in the ground buffalo meat and mix until well incorporated.
3 – Rub your hands with olive oil to roll the meat balls and place on a baking sheet.
4 – Bake at 425°in a preheated oven, on the top rack for about 7 minutes.
5 – Prepare pasta per directions, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse the pasta.
6 – Pour the reserved pasta water back in the pot and add the pasta and desired amount of pesto. Toss to incorporate and heat through.
7 – Place desired amount of pasta on plate and top pasta with 4 to 6 meatballs.
Basil Pesto
*I am not a pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
2 – tablespoon. lemon juice
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
*Substitute spices with others, such as Italian seasoning for the meatballs and fresh spinach for the pesto.

Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/dishing-up-comfort-health

 

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Wild Idea Ground Buffalo is a “must have” for countless healthy, meaty meals. We grind our finest roasts and steaks to bring you the most delicious ground buffalo on the planet. User friendly and very versatile, our 100% grass-fed, ground buffalo meat is packed with protein and naturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.

1 lb. package

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Garlic Grilled Beef Brochettes

June 21, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Garlic Grilled Beef Brochettes. To make this week’s Dish you’ll need Light Caesar Salad Dressing, Garlic, Beef Tenderloin Tips, Red Onion, Red or Yellow Bell Pepper, and Thyme. Get that grill going! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/


These low-carb beef skewers are the perfect centerpiece for your next backyard barbecue!

Ingredients
1/3 cup light Caesar salad dressing
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound beef tenderloin tips or steaks, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
1 small red onion (or 1/2 medium), cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
1 large red or yellow bell pepper (or 1/2 of each), cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or rosemary

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 skewer

1 – Heat grill to medium-high heat. Combine dressing and garlic in a shallow dish. Add tenderloin, onion, and bell pepper; toss to coat well and let stand 20 minutes.

2 – Alternately thread meat and vegetables onto 4 long metal skewers. Brush any remaining marinade from dish over meat and vegetables.

3 – Grill skewers on covered grill 5 minutes on each side. (Tenderloin will be pink in center and vegetables will be crisp-tender.) Top with thyme.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 252 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 85 mg, Sodium: 313 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/garlic-grilled-beef-brochettes/

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Appetizer of the Week – Fresh Herb Bean Spread

February 26, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Fresh Herb Bean Spread. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Garlic Cloves, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Basil, Thyme, Kosher Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Fresh Herb Bean Spread
Fresh spices and lime juice add a flavorful twist to this 10-minute dip every guest will rave about. Serve chilled with breadsticks, flatbread, crostini, or fresh vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients:
3 cloves garlic
2 (15.8-ounce) cans BUSH’S® BEST Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – With motor running, drop garlic cloves into food processor. Add beans, lime juice and olive oil, and purée until smooth. Add basil, thyme, salt and pepper, and pulse until incorporated and herbs are coarsely chopped.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/fresh_herb_bean_spread_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

January 4, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a recipe for Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Perfect main dish for your Holiday Table, Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Made using Beef Tenderloin, Shallots, Cremini Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Parsley, Red Wine Vinegar, Bread Crumbs, Salt and Pepper. Only 195 calories and 4 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Looking for a diabetes-friendly meal for the holidays? Luckily, we have a family-friendly alternative: low-carb Beef Tenderloin.

Ingredients
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 shallots, minced
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
1/4 cup dry sherry or red wine vinegar
2 to 3 pounds beef tenderloin
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 – Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add mushrooms, cook and stir 8 minutes or until softened. Stir in 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon thyme and 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley; cook and stir 1 minute.

3 – Pour dry sherry into skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 2 minutes or until sherry is reduced by about half. Cool slightly.

4 – Cut beef tenderloin lengthwise. (Do not cut all the way through). Open up beef; cover with plastic or waxed paper. Pound using meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.

5 – Stir bread crumbs into mushroom mixture; spread evenly onto center of beef, leaving 1-inch border around edges. Roll up beef jelly-roll style. Secure with kitchen string at 1-inch intervals. Place beef on rack in shallow roasting pan.

6 – Combine remaining 2 teaspoons oil, 2 cloves garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl. Rub mixture evenly over beef.

7 – Roast 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare (135°F) or until desired doneness is reached. Remove roast to carving board; tent loosely with foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving and serving. Sprinkle with additional thyme and parsley, if desired.

*Note: To make fresh bread crumbs, tear 1 slice bread into pieces; process in food processor until coarse crumbs form.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/8 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 59 mg, Sodium: 381 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/holiday-stuffed-beef-tenderloin/

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* Weight Self-Management: Everything to maintain a healthy diet
* Diabetic Cooking: Recipes and meals for every occasion
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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers

August 11, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers. This one should be the Poster Food of Summertime! To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Mustard, Ketchup, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese, Plum Preserves, and Hamburger Buns. In the good ole Summertime! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Premium Ground Buffalo and the Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, blue cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 pound Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 ounce package Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparations:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into six portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Ensure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 31, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Replace the Salt when cooking with………..

Try herbs like rosemary, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, cilantro, sage, and celery seed. A squeeze of lemon or lime on some foods can provide that extra zip you need without the extra sodium.

COD WITH MUSHROOM-HERB DUXELLES

June 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for COD WITH MUSHROOM-HERB DUXELLES. To make this wonderful Salmon Dish you’ll be using Mushrooms (Porcini, Shitake, Bolete, White, Baby Bella, Morels), Shallot, Green Onions, Parsley, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Breadcrumbs, Canola Oils, Low Sodium Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinegar, and Cod. The Dish is 240 calories and 15 net carbs per serving. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

COD WITH MUSHROOM-HERB DUXELLES
This family-friendly recipe features a mild, flaky white fish topped with a classic French combination of chopped mushrooms, shallots and fresh herbs. Recipe for Cod with Mushroom-Herb Duxelles from our Main Dishes recipe section.

Ingredients

8-oz fresh mushrooms (ie: Porcini, Shitake, Bolete, White, Baby Bella, Morels)
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 can (14oz) low-sodium crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1-1/2 lb. Cod fillets (or other white fish fillet, such as halibut, haddock or tilapia), about 4 oz each

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
2 – In food processor, mince mushrooms until finely chopped.
3 – In large, dry saucepan, cook mushrooms over medium heat until moisture is gone and mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
4 – Remove from heat and add shallots, green onions, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and canola oil. Mix well. Set duxelles mixture aside.
5 – In a lightly oiled 9×13-inch (22×33-cm) baking pan, spread crushed tomatoes. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Place fish fillets on top of tomatoes. Spoon duxelles mixture over fish, covering fillets.
6 – Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until fish flakes easily with fork and mushroom mixture is lightly browned.

NOTES:
This family-friendly recipe features a mild, flaky white fish topped with a classic French combination of chopped mushrooms, shallots and fresh herbs.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 fish fillet

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 240
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 350 milligrams
Cholesterol: 55 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/cod-with-mushroom-herb-duxelles

Appetizer of the Week – Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam SATURDAY

May 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Yellow Onions, Dry Red Wine, Water, Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Soft Goat Cheese, Light Cream Cheese, Thyme, and Loaf French Bread. The Dish is 172 calories and 25 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam
These crostinis are an elegant appetizer for your next dinner party!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces soft goat cheese
2 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread, cut into 24 slices (about 1 inch thick), lightly toasted

Directions
Yield: 24 crostinis
Serving size: 2 crostinis

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 10 minutes. Add wine, water, brown sugar, balsamic, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. (If mixture appears dry, stir in a few tablespoons of additional water.) Cool 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2 – Meanwhile, stir goat cheese, cream cheese, and 1 teaspoon thyme in small bowl until well blended.

3 – Spread 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Top with 1 teaspoon onion jam. Garnish with additional thyme.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 172 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/goat-cheese-crostinis-with-sweet-onion-jam/

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA

April 7, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA. This one is made using the Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat along with Pizza Sauce, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme, Salt and Pepper, Garlic Powder, Olive Oil, Bread Stuffing, Pasta, and Basil Pesto (recipe included). A true Italian Style Buffalo Meal! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA
We could all use a little comfort (and health) during this challenging time and where better to find solace than with a delicious, healthy meal. Jill’s recipe will dish up both comfort and flavor. And, the aroma of this dish will call people to the kitchen and the taste will make them smile. We could all use a smile. 😊
So, create your own personal retreat by filling your home with great tunes and scented aromas and cozy up to comfort.

Ingredients: (makes 54 meatballs – serves 6 to 12 entrées)

1 – 1 pound Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat
1½ – cup pizza sauce
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
½ – teaspoon thyme
1 – teaspoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – teaspoon garlic powder
2 – tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rolling meat balls
1 – cup crushed seasoned bread stuffing (*Optional – if you leave out, reduce pizza sauce to 1 cup)
Pasta of your choice – cooked al dente
Basil Pesto *recipe below or purchased

Preparation:

1 – Mix all ingredients other than the meat together.
2 – Crumble in the ground buffalo meat and mix until well incorporated.
3 – Rub your hands with olive oil to roll the meat balls and place on a baking sheet.
4 – Bake at 425°in a preheated oven, on the top rack for about 7 minutes.
5 – Prepare pasta per directions, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse the pasta.
6 – Pour the reserved pasta water back in the pot and add the pasta and desired amount of pesto. Toss to incorporate and heat through.
7 – Place desired amount of pasta on plate and top pasta with 4 to 6 meatballs.
Basil Pesto
*I am not a pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
2 – tablespoon. lemon juice
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
*Substitute spices with others, such as Italian seasoning for the meatballs and fresh spinach for the pesto.

Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/dishing-up-comfort-health

 

 

WILD IDEA BUFFALO PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO 1 LB.
Wild Idea Ground Buffalo is a “must have” for countless healthy, meaty meals. We grind our finest roasts and steaks to bring you the most delicious ground buffalo on the planet. User friendly and very versatile, our 100% grass-fed, ground buffalo meat is packed with protein and naturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.

1 lb. package

Looking for a bulk discount?! Check out our 12 lb., 24 lb., and 40 lb. Ground Bundles that ship FOR FREE!
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