I love meatballs. They’re a comfort food that I enjoy but I find often they get mistreated. I prefer my meatballs baked and a little more dense.
I also think buffalo / bison is a wonderful meat that can be a little lean for a treatment like this. So I’ve added a bit of Panchetta to give it a savory kick. The fresh herbs also give it a brightness that helps.
Serve these solo or with a simple pasta red sauce.
|1 1/2 pounds ground bison|
|1/4 pound Panchetta diced into small bits|
|1/2 cup finely grated parmesan-reggiano|
|1 whole egg|
|1 1/2 tablespoon fresh finely chopped basil|
|1 1/2 tablespoon fresh finely chopped parsley|
|1 teaspoon garlic powder|
|1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek Fresh Chili Paste|
|1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt|
|1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs|