Porcupine Bison

Bison and rice meatballs cooked in a tomato sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450 g) ground bison 
  • ½ cup (125 ml) uncooked instant rice 
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten 
  • 1 envelope dry onion or vegetable soup mix 
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) finely chopped green pepper 
  • 1 14½ oz (175 ml) can stewed tomatoes 
  • 12 oz (300 ml) can or bottle of light beer 
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) chili powder 
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) flour 

Method

  1. Mix together the meat, rice, eggs, dry soup, and pepper. Shape into 8 large balls. 
  2. In a large skillet, combine tomatoes, beer, and chili powder. Heat to boiling over medium heat. 
  3. Carefully drop meatballs into hot tomato mixture; cover and simmer or bake for 45-55 minutes. 
  4. Lift out meatballs and thicken sauce with 3 Tbsp. flour mixed with some cold water. 
  5. Delicious served with corn bread or muffins. Serves 5-6

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