Game Bird Parm Meatball Skillet
Looking for a different way to use up the game birds in your freezer? These cheesy, saucy and delicious meatballs are easy to make and will be a hit with your family or friends!
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 400º. In a large bowl, combine ground game bird (Note: Debone your bird and use a blender or food processor to grind the meat), bread crumbs, parmesan, parsley, half the garlic, and egg and season with salt and pepper. Mix until fully combined, then form into meatballs.
In a large oven proof skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown each side, 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add remaining half garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then stir in crushed tomatoes and red pepper flakes.
Bring to a simmer, then return meatballs to skillet. Top with mozzarella and bake until cheese is melted and meat is no longer pink, 10 minutes more.
- Garnish with parsley before serving.
Serve with your choice of side and Enjoy!
About the Author: Cliff Enzor
Resident of the mitten shaped state of Michigan, founder of Uplander and outdoor enthusiast. Supporter of public lands, conservation efforts and the future growth of hunting. When not chasing the flush with his Brittany, Yeti, Cliff can be found kayaking public waters with his wife, sitting in a treestand with a bow in hand or wetting a line with friends. Enzor has spent his entire career in the outdoor industry working as an outdoor television producer, photographer, graphic designer and marketing manager.
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