Allergy Free Bison Cinnamon Meatballs
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Today, I present you with M is for Meatball. This was a recipe that turned out really well. It was my first time working with ground bison, and the kids, and the extended family, all really enjoyed this creation.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Rice Free, Refined Sugar Free, Nightshade Free, Paleo, AIP, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, GAPs Compatible, SCD Compatible
Corn Free: Always remember to use brands that are safe for you, especially meat
GAPs: Use an alternative approved flour of choice. If coconut, use 2 TBSP.
SCD: Omit flour and water.
2 pounds Ground Bison
2 tsp Sea Salt
5 tsp Organic Onion Granules
1.5 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon
pinch Organic Garlic Granules
4 TBSP Cassava Flour
1 TBSP Water
Optional: Organic Maple Butter for Topping
Optional: Organic Japanese Sweet Potato
To make the potato as pictured, you will need a Crinkle Cutting Knife. I bought ours at a Co-Op in the City. You can also find them on Amazon.
First, wash, peel, and slice your potatoes. Aim for 1/4 inch thick. Place aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine your bison, seasonings, flour, and water. Use a fork or your hands to mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Once complete, portion out your mix into meatball sizes, approximately 1 tablespoon in size. Roll and place on a large baking tray.
The meatballs should take up 1/3 to 1/2 of the tray. Pour olive oil on the rest of the tray and line with your potatoes. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
Pictured, the bison meatballs are topped with a small amount of Organic Maple Butter. It compliments the cinnamon very well. Allow the meatballs to cool for a few minutes before topping to prevent melting. Enjoy!