Sunday, November 21, 2010

80 --- Thai Barbecue Elk Meatballs

So... I FORGOT to take a picture of these meatballs! But, they were so good I need to post this recipe anyways. They look like what you think they look like. Yummy barbecue meatballs.

Another adventure with elk! The best part about elk meatballs is the leanness. They do not turn out greasy at all! I used my Spicy BBQ Sauce, but you could use your own if you desire.

Thai Barbecue Elk Meatballs
Makes 24 -2" meatballs

1 lb elk burger

2 egg whites

1 cup rolled oats

2 Tbsp thai chili sauce

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp salt

Some Like it Spicy BBQ Sauce
Makes 2 cups

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup Thai chile sauce

3 Tbsp cup spiced rum

3 Tbsp cup soy sauce

1 1/2 Tbsp ketchup

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 large garlic clove, pressed and finely minced

1 1/2 tsp ground dry mustard

In a medium saucepan, saute garlic until slightly browned. Add remaining ingredients over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally. Continue to simmer for ~ 20 minutes, until mixture thickens.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all meatball ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix with clean hands. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow flavors to mix.

Prepare a 13x9" baking dish with cooking spray. Roll meat into 2" balls and place in dish. Cover with BBQ sauce and bake for ~30-35 minutes, turning halfway through.

Nutrition Info per 1 meatball with sauce: 67 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 5 g carbohydrates


  1. eat 80/20 is a life saver! Needed a recipe for an open house this weekend and here it is! Spicy elk meatballs!! Perfect! So delicious and easy to make. I also made them gluten free!

  2. I made these this weekend for a game feed dinner where everyone brought something they harvested during hunting season. They were DELICIOUS and everyone loved them! I love your recipes and website :)