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High Plains Bison

One Secret Ingredient Bison Meatballs

A beautifully simple one-ingredient recipe; the perfect way to end a busy day or launch a cocktail party with understated elegance. Don’t bother sharing the recipe – some things are best kept secret.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6


  • 2 lb ground bison
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium onion, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, plain
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground basil
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 bottle of dry Sauvignon Blanc


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl, add ground bison, egg, onion, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, parsley, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, basil, and Worcestershire sauce, and mix well with your hands. Form into walnut sized balls and place on an oiled cookie tray, careful not to overcrowd and let the meatballs touch.
  • Bake in oven 15 minutes.
  • Makes about 32 meatballs.
  • Heat a chafing dish or an electric frying pan on the low setting.
  • Put cooked meatballs into the dish.
  • Pour half bottle of wine over the cooked meatballs to keep them moistened.
  • Heat gently so they are warmed right through.