Venison Meatballs in Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce

These meatballs are easy to prepare and are a fabulous party food.

4 large eggs
1/2 cup fresh French bread crumbs
6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup onion, diced
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 pounds lean ground venison (see NOTES, below)
additional olive oil (for frying)
Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce or your favorite spicy sauce

Stir the first nine ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Add ground venison and mix thoroughly.

Form mixture into 3/4 inch diameter meatballs.

Pour enough oil into a large, heavy skillet to completely coat the bottom. Warm over medium-low heat.

Working in batches, roll meatballs into the skillet and fry until brown and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes per batch. Rolling the meatballs into the frying oil (rather than just plopping them in) coats them completely and helps to prevent sticking. Be sure to turn meatballs frequently to ensure even cooking. Drain on paper towels and transfer to a serving bowl.

Repeat step 2 until all of the meatballs are cooked, adding more oil to the frying pan as necessary.

Serve in a large serving bowl or crockpot in Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce, or your favorite BBQ sauce.


Can’t find venison at your local grocery store? Shop online for all of your exotic meat needs:

Exotic Meats

The Broken Arrow Ranch

Friends who hunt are also an excellent source for wild game. Most that I know have a freezer full of different varieties and are usually more than happy to contribute some in exchange for a deluxe meal.

Still no luck? Never fear. Ground beef can be used as a substitute, if venison is unavailable.

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