Ancestral Blend Meatballs

Our rich Ancestral Blend is packed with nutrition, and this recipe is loaded with aromatic spices, which complement this blend delightfully. Serve the meatballs with a Cucumber & Apple Slaw for balanced-flavor perfection. Note: You could also use this recipe to make a delicious burger, topped off with the slaw!

Ground Buffalo & Liver Blend MeatballsMeatball Ingredients: (makes 20 meatballs)

1 – 1 - pound pkg. Wild Idea Buffalo Ancestral Blend
1 - teaspoon cumin
1 - teaspoon cardamom
1 - teaspoon ginger
1 - teaspoon black pepper
½ - teaspoon salt
½ - teaspoon cinnamon
¼ - teaspoon allspice
¼ - teaspoon cayenne
¼ - teaspoon turmeric
1 - tablespoon olive oil
½ - cup, minced onion
½ - cup, minced apple
¼ - cup butter, melted
Olive oil
Green onions or cilantro, chopped, for garnish


  • Crumble the meat into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix all the dry seasonings together in a bowl and sprinkle over the crumbled meat. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  • Add the onion and apple and incorporate into the meat.
  • Line a baking sheet with a piece of wax paper.
  • Pour a bit of olive oil into your palm and rub your hands together. This will help keep the meat mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • Form and roll meat into 20 meatballs, or to your desired size and place on the baking sheet.
  • Place the meatballs in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 500° or to Broil, and place a rack placed in the center of the oven.
  • Remove the chilled meatballs from the freezer. Drop each meatball into the melted butter, then place them back onto the baking pan.
  • Bake or broil the meatballs for 5 to 6 minutes, rolling them halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove meatballs from the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes before transferring them to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro, if desired, and serve with Cucumber & Apple Slaw.

Ground & Liver Blend Ancestral Blend MeatballsCucumber & Apple Slaw
This is a no-recipe recipe; adjust the ingredient amounts based on how many people you will be serving and to your liking.

1 – English cucumber, julienned or chopped
2 – apples, julienned or chopped
Gochugaru (Korean Red Pepper) or chili flake
Whole fat kieffer


  • Place cucumbers in a bowl and blot with a paper towel to remove excess water.
  • Add the apples and toss together.
  • Season to your liking and drizzle with kieffer.



So simple, so good!

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  • I am a longtime customer and bought Ancestral blend after seeing this recipe . Delicious and healthy dinner!!!
    Have already shared the link with a friend.

    Diane Dulude
  • Thank you Jill for sharing your creative perks to Wild Ideas’ fabulous Buffalo!

    Joyce Millikan

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