Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style

September 18, 2019 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 – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style. Made using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning), Celery, Carrots, Green Onions, Wing Sauce, Potatoes, Mexican Blend Cheese, Blue Cheese, Eggs, and a Cup of Cream. All this and Baked in a Pie! You can find this delicious dish and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style “doesn’t taste like chicken” (serves 8)
Ground Buffalo sautéed with carrots, celery and onion and seasoned with “buffalo wing sauce” and then baked into a pie with golden potatoes and cheese. Yup – it’s pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
3 – tablespoons Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning)
2 – cups celery, chopped
1 – cup carrots, chopped
4 – green onions, chopped
1 – cup wing sauce
8 – potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped
8 – ounces Mexican blend cheese
4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 -Add the chili seasonings and stir in to incorporate, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir.
3 – Add the carrots celery and green onions and continue to cook until meat is browned and vegetables are slightly tender.
4 – Remove meat/vegetable mix from heat and allow the meat mixture to cool a bit, about 10 minutes.
5 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
6 – In a bowl mix the meat, potatoes and cheeses together.
7 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and fold into the mixture.
8 – Press the mixture into a deep dish pie-pan and cover with foil.
9 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and palace under broiler until top is browned and crusty.
10 – Remove from heat and serve.

Serve with wing sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles or dressing. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

September 11, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to a new level by using Pappardelle Noodles in place of the Spaghetti and by making Buffalo Meatballs in place of the normal Meatballs you use. Also included is a Tomato Sauce and Pesto sauce recipes. To make the Meatballs you’ll be using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS
A fresh spin on traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Pappardelle (pronounced; Pop a dell a) noodles although egg based, are mostly very light, but this will depend on the brand you can find. My favorites are Rustichella D’arbruzzo or DeCecco. This recipe is a wonderful combination of flavors. For a complete meal I accompanied this dish with a Citrus Salad with Orange Chev Vinaigrette (recipe included with purchase upon request) and crusty bread. Great for a family style dinner – that kids will love, or sophisticated enough to serve at your next dinner party.

All the components make this recipe seem complicated, but the preparation is very easy and does not take a lot of time. For a super short-cut, you could buy ready-made pesto. Bon Appetito!

Meatball Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1/3 – cup pesto (recipe follows)
4 – ounces fresh Mozzarella, torn or shredded
olive oil
melted butter

Preparation:

1 – Break ground buffalo apart in a pie pan or bowl, and press out flat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2 – Spoon pesto over the top of the meat and cover with the shredded mozzarella.
3 – Fold the meat into itself and mix together with hands until all ingredients are equally distributed.
4 – Form meat into silver dollar sized meatballs, or size of your liking and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
5 – Chill meatballs for one hour in the refrigerator.
6 – Position oven rack on top rung and preheat oven to broil.
7 – For best browning, brush chilled meat balls with a little melted butter.
8 – Broil meatballs for about 7 minutes or until browned. *For larger meatballs increase your cooking time based on size.

Quick Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1 – 28oz. can whole stewed Italian tomatoes
1 – 28 oz. can crushed Italian tomatoes
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – pinch chili flake
1 – lemon, juiced *1/4 cup
1 – teaspoon balsamic syrup
2 – tablespoons sugar

Preparation:

1 – In deep pot, over medium high heat, add stewed tomatoes and smash with a potato masher, breaking tomatoes into pieces.
2 – Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a light boil.
Add remaining ingredients, stirring to incorporate.
3 – Reduce heat to simmer and allow tomato sauce to thicken, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
4 – Season to taste with a pinch more of salt and an additional squeeze of lemon or to your liking.

Pappardelle Ingredients:
12 – ounces Pappardelle
4 – quarts water
2 – tablespoons salt
1/2 – cup pesto, or more if you prefer – room temperature

Preparation:

1 – Fill a large pot with water and salt and bring to a boil.
2 – Add Pappardelle to the pot and cook uncovered for 7 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain water from the pot, leaving about 1 to 2 tablespoons of water in the pot. Do not return to heat.
3 – Lightly warm pesto in microwave for 30 seconds.
4 – Add pesto to the Pappardelle and toss gently.

Other Recipe Ingredients:
½ – cup Italian parsley, chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved

Entrée Assembly:

1 – Place pesto coated Pappardelle on plates or in a bowl.
2 – Cover with tomato sauce and top with pesto meatballs.
3 – Garnish with parsley and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Basil Pesto
* I am a non-pine-nut person. If you prefer them in your pesto, simply add them to the recipe. Recipe can easily be cut in half.

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)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (*I like a little more)1 – cup olive oil

* Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate unused amounts for another use (and there are many).
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/pappardelle-and-pesto-meatballs

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

July 3, 2019 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 a Buffalo Bacon Blue Burger. Made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo and the Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon along with Mustard, Ketchup, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Blue Cheese, Chokecherry or Plum Preserves and Hamburger Buns. Fantastic combination of ingredients! You can find this recipe or purchase the Ground Buffalo and the Buffalo Bacon along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! 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 lb. 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 oz. package Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparation:

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 6 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. Insure 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!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY

April 17, 2019 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 – BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY. Made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Spring Onions, Broccoli, Sesame Oil, Asian Fish Sauce, and seasoning. You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can also purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo or any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY
Super quick, super easy, super delicious!

Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
3 – spring onions, bulbs halved and sliced, greens sliced
1 – large head broccoli, flowers with tender part of stem
2 – tablespoon sesame oil + more if needed
2 – tablespoon Asian fish sauce
1/4 – cup rice vinegar
3/4 – cup organic chicken broth or water
2 – tablespoons soy sauce
2 – teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 – tablespoon cornstarch
2 – tablespoons brown sugar
1 – tablespoon fresh grated ginger
4 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste
Optional: chili flake, chopped peanuts, chopped cilantro

Preparation:

1 – Mix together the Asian fish sauce, vinegar, broth, soy sauce, srirachia, cornstarch, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and black pepper. Set aside.
2 – In a heavy bottom large skillet or wok over medium high heat, heat the oil.
3 – Crumble in the ground buffalo and break up further with a spatula as it cooks.
4 – When lightly browned add the sliced onion bulbs and continue to stir-fry until the meat is nicely browned. Add more sesame oil if needed.
5 – Add the sauce mixture and stir to incorporate.
6 – Nestle in the broccoli and cover the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for seven minutes or until broccoli is el dente.
7 – Sprinkle in amount desired of the sliced green of the onions, reserving any remaining to pass with dish.
8 – Season with salt to taste and add red pepper flake or serve on the side.
9 – Serve over rice and garnish as desired.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/ground-buffalo-broccoli-stir-fry

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 LB. PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO

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 minaturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-ground-bison-burgers/products/1-lb-ground-buffalo

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – SLOPPY JOE’S WITH SWEET CORN

September 19, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – SLOPPY JOE’S WITH SWEET CORN is – SLOPPY JOE’S WITH SWEET CORN. Kicked up Sloppy Joe’s made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Onion, Garlic, Spices, Worcestershire, Dijon Mustard, and Maple Syrup. The family is going to love Sloppy Joe’s Night! You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2012! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

SLOPPY JOE’S WITH SWEET CORN
This ground BBQ concoction has been called many things, including; Steam Burger, Tavern Sandwich, Spoon Burgers, Barbeque Sandwich and of course Sloppy Joe’s. Whatever you call it, they are delicious!
This hearty sandwich was a childhood favorite for simple suppers and was a huge treat for tailgate events (and still is)! My following recipe is a modified New York Times version, that one of our customers recommended. I modified it based on my own taste, as well as what I had on hand. Garnish it with homemade pickles and flash sautéed fresh sweet corn, for grown-up goodness, that kids will love too. *For best flavor profile, make a day ahead. Leftovers were even better!

Ingredients:
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – large onion, diced
1 – 1 lb. packages Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 – cloves garlic, minced
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon chili powder
1 – teaspoon cumin
½ – teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ – teaspoon cloves
½ – cup water
2 – cups tomato sauce
½ – cup ketchup
2 – tablespoons Worcestershire
1 – tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 – tablespoons Maple Syrup
¼ – cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, or other citrus

Preparation:

1 – In a heavy skillet over medium heat, heat oil and add onions. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly caramelized. About 10 minutes.
2 – Increase your heat to medium high and crumble in the ground buffalo, and the garlic and dry spices. Cook the meat until browned, stirring occasionally, breaking up the larger pieces up with your spoon.
3 – Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard and syrup and stir to incorporate. Reduce your heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until desired consistency is reached.
4 – Add the fresh squeezed lemon and season to taste.
5 – Serve on toasted buns and top with pickles and fresh sautéed sweet corn with green onions. So good!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/sloppy-joes-with-sweet-corn

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – SOUTHWEST BUFFALO MEATLOAF 2 WEDNESDAY

April 18, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a SOUTHWEST BUFFALO MEATLOAF 2. Wild Idea has taken most of the work out of having a delicious Meatloaf with a Bake and Eat Southwest Meatloaf. All you do is just thaw, place in a loaf pan, and bake for 50 minutes. Then enjoy a delicious Meatloaf! This is just one of the delicious and healthy Heat and Eat items that you’ll find at Wild Idea Buffalo website. You can order any of the Wild Idea Items and don’t forget to check out all their delicious recipes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

SOUTHWEST BUFFALO MEATLOAF 2
Looking for a delicious, healthy meal to serve your family? You’ve got to try our Bake & Eat Southwest Meatloaf. This is true comfort food that is oven ready and will bring smiles to everyone’s face, including the cooks! Loaded with Tillamook cheddar cheese, green chilis, and Mexican seasonings for a real south of the border taste. Super convenient & easy to cook. Just thaw, place in a loaf pan, and bake for 50 minutes!

2 lb. package.

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2 – Form into a loaf shape and place on a baking sheet or in a loaf pan (6×8)
3 – Place meatloaf in pre-heated oven and bake for 50 minutes uncovered
4 – Remove meatloaf from oven and drain pan juices into a sauce pan (there will be about 2/3 cup of juices), cover the meatloaf with foil and let it rest
5 – Thicken juices with a little cornstarch slurry for a gravy. Serve over meatloaf.
Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo, Tillamook Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, Onion, Green Chili Peppers, Eggs, Sea Salt, Garlic, Cumin, Chili Powder, Black Pepper, Coriander.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/bison-meatloaf

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY

February 7, 2018 at 7:08 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY. Made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Spring Onions, Broccoli, Sesame Oil, Asian Fish Sauce, and seasoning. You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can also purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo or any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY
Super quick, super easy, super delicious!

Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
3 – spring onions, bulbs halved and sliced, greens sliced
1 – large head broccoli, flowers with tender part of stem
2 – tablespoon sesame oil + more if needed
2 – tablespoon Asian fish sauce
1/4 – cup rice vinegar
3/4 – cup organic chicken broth or water
2 – tablespoons soy sauce
2 – teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 – tablespoon cornstarch
2 – tablespoons brown sugar
1 – tablespoon fresh grated ginger
4 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste
Optional: chili flake, chopped peanuts, chopped cilantro

Preparation:

1 – Mix together the Asian fish sauce, vinegar, broth, soy sauce, srirachia, cornstarch, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and black pepper. Set aside.
2 – In a heavy bottom large skillet or wok over medium high heat, heat the oil.
3 – Crumble in the ground buffalo and break up further with a spatula as it cooks.
4 – When lightly browned add the sliced onion bulbs and continue to stir-fry until the meat is nicely browned. Add more sesame oil if needed.
5 – Add the sauce mixture and stir to incorporate.
6 – Nestle in the broccoli and cover the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for seven minutes or until broccoli is el dente.
7 – Sprinkle in amount desired of the sliced green of the onions, reserving any remaining to pass with dish.
8 – Season with salt to taste and add red pepper flake or serve on the side.
9 – Serve over rice and garnish as desired.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/ground-buffalo-broccoli-stir-fry

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 LB. PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO

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 minaturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-ground-bison-burgers/products/1-lb-ground-buffalo

Wild Idea Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S

January 24, 2018 at 6:35 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Recipe of the Week is – BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S. Here’s a recipe that everyone will love, BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S. What better to serve during your Super Bowl Party than Sloppy Joe’s. Plus its a healthier version by using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo instead of Beef! You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Also at the Wild Idea site you can purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo used to make this recipe and you can purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products. I’ll be passing along some other Super Bowl recipes during the week. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!  https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S
There is something about a Sloppy Joe that makes me feel like a kid again. It brings back fond memories of county fairs and the smell of roaster pans filled with this barbecue concoction. I like to make a batch up and have on hand when a hot sandwich is in order.

Ingredients:
2 – teaspoons olive oil
1 – onion, diced fine
2 – pounds Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 – teaspoons each: black pepper, cumin, mustard
1 – teaspoons each: salt, chili powder
2 – tablespoons brown sugar
1 – tablespoons garlic, chopped
¾ – cup ketchup
¾ – cup water
hamburger buns
pickles

Instructions:

1 – In heavy skillet over medium high heat, heat oil.
2 – Add chopped onion and sauté for 4 minutes.
3 – Crumble ground buffalo into pan, stirring together and breaking into smaller pieces. Add spices while meat is browning and stir in.
4 – When the meat is browned, add ketchup and water, stir to incorporate and let come to full heat.
5 – Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on hamburger buns or smaller slider size buns.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/95037121-buffalo-sloppy-joes

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 LB. PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO

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 minaturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-ground-bison-burgers/products/1-lb-ground-buffalo

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

April 26, 2017 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to a new level by using Pappardelle Noodles in place of the Spaghetti and by making Buffalo Meatballs in place of the normal Meatballs you use. Also included is a Tomato Sauce and Pesto sauce recipes. To make the Meatballs you’ll be using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo all at the Wild idea Buffalo website. You can purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo cuts of meats at the Wild Idea site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

A fresh spin on traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Pappardelle (pronounced; Pop a dell a) noodles although egg based, are mostly very light, but this will depend on the brand you can find. My favorites are Rustichella D’arbruzzo or DeCecco. This recipe is a wonderful combination of flavors. For a complete meal I accompanied this dish with a Citrus Salad with Orange Chev Vinaigrette (recipe included with purchase upon request) and crusty bread. Great for a family style dinner – that kids will love, or sophisticated enough to serve at your next dinner party.

All the components make this recipe seem complicated, but the preparation is very easy and does not take a lot of time. For a super short-cut, you could buy ready-made pesto. Bon Appetito!

 

Meatball Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1/3 – cup pesto (recipe follows)
4 – ounces fresh Mozzarella, torn or shredded
olive oil
melted butter

Preparation:

* Break ground buffalo apart in a pie pan or bowl, and press out flat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
* Spoon pesto over the top of the meat and cover with the shredded mozzarella.
* Fold the meat into itself and mix together with hands until all ingredients are equally distributed.
* Form meat into silver dollar sized meatballs, or size of your liking and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
* Chill meatballs for one hour in the refrigerator.
* Position oven rack on top rung and preheat oven to broil.
* For best browning, brush chilled meat balls with a little melted butter.
* Broil meatballs for about 7 minutes or until browned. *For larger meatballs increase your cooking time based on size.

Quick Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1 – 28oz. can whole stewed Italian tomatoes
1 – 28 oz. can crushed Italian tomatoes
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – pinch chili flake
1 – lemon, juiced *1/4 cup
1 – teaspoon balsamic syrup
2 – tablespoons sugar

Preparation:

* In deep pot, over medium high heat, add stewed tomatoes and smash with a potato masher, breaking tomatoes into pieces.
* Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a light boil.
* Add remaining ingredients, stirring to incorporate.
* Reduce heat to simmer and allow tomato sauce to thicken, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
* Season to taste with a pinch more of salt and an additional squeeze of lemon or to your liking.

Pappardelle Ingredients:
12 – ounces Pappardelle
4 – quarts water
2 – tablespoons salt
1/2 – cup pesto, or more if you prefer – room temperature

Preparation:

* Fill a large pot with water and salt and bring to a boil.
* Add Pappardelle to the pot and cook uncovered for 7 minutes.
* Remove from heat and strain water from the pot, leaving about 1 to 2 tablespoons of water in the pot. Do not return to heat.
* Lightly warm pesto in microwave for 30 seconds.
* Add pesto to the Pappardelle and toss gently.

Other Recipe Ingredients:
½ – cup Italian parsley, chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved

Entrée Assembly:

* Place pesto coated Pappardelle on plates or in a bowl.
* Cover with tomato sauce and top with pesto meatballs.
* Garnish with parsley and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Basil Pesto
*I am a non-pine-nut person. If you prefer them in your pesto, simply add them to the recipe. Recipe can easily be cut in half.

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)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (*I like a little more)1 – cup olive oil

* Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate unused amounts for another use (and there are many).
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/pappardelle-and-pesto-meatballs

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

April 5, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. It’s a kicked up version of Spaghetti and Meatballs, PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. You’ll be using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo to make the Meatballs. Comes with recipes for the Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, and the Pappardell. It’s all from the Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can find may delicious and healthy recipes and also purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo products. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

A fresh spin on traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Pappardelle (pronounced; Pop a dell a) noodles although egg based, are mostly very light, but this will depend on the brand you can find. My favorites are Rustichella D’arbruzzo or DeCecco. This recipe is a wonderful combination of flavors. For a complete meal I accompanied this dish with a Citrus Salad with Orange Chev Vinaigrette (recipe included with purchase upon request) and crusty bread. Great for a family style dinner – that kids will love, or sophisticated enough to serve at your next dinner party.

All the components make this recipe seem complicated, but the preparation is very easy and does not take a lot of time. For a super short-cut, you could buy ready-made pesto. Bon Appetito!

 

 

Meatball Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1/3 – cup pesto (recipe follows)
4 – ounces fresh Mozzarella, torn or shredded
olive oil
melted butter

Preparation:

1 – Break ground buffalo apart in a pie pan or bowl, and press out flat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2 – Spoon pesto over the top of the meat and cover with the shredded mozzarella.
3 – Fold the meat into itself and mix together with hands until all ingredients are equally distributed.
4 – Form meat into silver dollar sized meatballs, or size of your liking and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
5 – Chill meatballs for one hour in the refrigerator.
6 – Position oven rack on top rung and preheat oven to broil.
7 – For best browning, brush chilled meat balls with a little melted butter.
8 – Broil meatballs for about 7 minutes or until browned. *For larger meatballs increase your cooking time based on size.

Quick Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1 – 28oz. can whole stewed Italian tomatoes
1 – 28 oz. can crushed Italian tomatoes
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – pinch chili flake
1 – lemon, juiced *1/4 cup
1 – teaspoon balsamic syrup
2 – tablespoons sugar

Preparation:

1 – In deep pot, over medium high heat, add stewed tomatoes and smash with a potato masher, breaking tomatoes into pieces.
2 – Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a light boil.
Add remaining ingredients, stirring to incorporate.
3 – Reduce heat to simmer and allow tomato sauce to thicken, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
4 – Season to taste with a pinch more of salt and an additional squeeze of lemon or to your liking.

Pappardelle Ingredients:
12 – ounces Pappardelle
4 – quarts water
2 – tablespoons salt
1/2 – cup pesto, or more if you prefer – room temperature

Preparation:

1 – Fill a large pot with water and salt and bring to a boil.
2 – Add Pappardelle to the pot and cook uncovered for 7 minutes.
3 – Remove from heat and strain water from the pot, leaving about 1 to 2 tablespoons of water in the pot. Do not return to heat.
4 – Lightly warm pesto in microwave for 30 seconds.
5 – Add pesto to the Pappardelle and toss gently.

Other Recipe Ingredients:
½ – cup Italian parsley, chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved

Entrée Assembly:

* Place pesto coated Pappardelle on plates or in a bowl.
* Cover with tomato sauce and top with pesto meatballs.
* Garnish with parsley and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Basil Pesto
I am a non-pine-nut person. If you prefer them in your pesto, simply add them to the recipe. Recipe can easily be cut in half.

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)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (*I like a little more)1 – cup olive oil

* Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate unused amounts for another use (and there are many).
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/pappardelle-and-pesto-meatballs

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