Bison Kofta Meatballs

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45 MIN


287 g


36 g


3176 kcal


13 g


800 mg


74 g



ground beef ( or grass-fed bison )

900 g

almond meal

1/2 cup

jalapeno peppers ( or serrano peppers, minced )

2 pepper

minced garlic

2 cloves

onion ( finely chopped )

1/2 medium

ginger ( minced )

6 tsp

ground coriander

1 tbsp

egg ( lightly beaten )

1 medium

pink Himalayan salt

1 tsp

coconut oil ( for frying )

1 tbsp

greek yogurt ( unsweetened )

1 cup

milk ( or heavy cream to thin out the yogurt )

3 tbsp

pink Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp

cilantro ( more info in step 5 )

1/4 cup

Bison Kofta Meatballs

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Step 1

In a bowl, mix all kofta ingredients (except the oil) until fully combined.

Step 2

Form into small balls about 1.5” in diameter.

Step 3

Heat a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a sauté pan on medium-high heat until very hot.

Step 4

Place half of the meatballs at a time into the pan and cook turning often until meatballs are browned on the outside and cooked through. Repeat with the other half.

Step 5

While meatballs are cooking, stir together the yogurt sauce and set it aside.
(1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro either mixed into the sauce or used as a garnish)

Step 6

Serve meatballs hot with yogurt sauce.
note: This recipe can easily be halved for less servings or a smaller meal. These meatballs also freeze easily. Make into meatballs, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and freeze. Once frozen, remove from baking sheet and place in a freezer-proof container. Let thaw in a single layer before cooking for best results. You can also freeze these after cooking for easy heat and eat a meal.

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Bison is a fantastic protein that I use quite often. The flavor is a lot like beef so it can be used in place in beef in any recipe. I also love using bison because it is almost always pastured or free-range with limited confinement so it is grass-fed most or all of its happy life. Occasionally you will find bison meat that is grain-finished so check the packaging to be sure it’s 100 percent grass-fed or better yet, buy direct from the farmer and you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.

An Indian style bison kofta in yogurt sauce is a wonderful complement to the slightly sweet bison meat. The fragrant spices of ginger, garlic, and coriander provide a light heat when paired with a couple of spicy peppers. A cool yogurt sauce provides additional protein and fats for a well-rounded tasting experience. These tasty meatballs are delicious served up with a side of homemade eggplant hummus and your choice of vegetable dippers.

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