These are a great way to use up ground elk or venison. Make them up and freeze for a quick addition to spaghetti, stoganoff or any sauce or gravy. Great to make meatball sandwiches with.

I bake them because I hate the greasy spatter of frying, but you could just as easily fry them up.

Easy Bake Elk Balls


1 1/2 pound ground elk, beef or venison

1/3 pound ground sausage of any type

2 eggs

3 tablespoons water

1 slice of bread finely cubed and toasted

1/4 cup canned seasoned bread crumbs

1/2 cup minced onion

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine egg, water, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper. Add ground meats, broken into chunks, and mix to combine. Form into balls using a small cookie scoop (about 1″ in diameter) and place on a broiler pan. (Line the bottom part of the broiler pan with foil for easier clean up.) Bake for 20 minutes on middle rack. Remove from the oven and use tongs to turn over. Return to the oven and continue to bake another 5 to 10 minutes, until nicely browned. Cool and freeze, or use in your favorite recipe.