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Recipe: Venison Meatballs with Creamy Dill Sauce


PREP: 0 Minutes COOK: 30 Minutes

Difficulty: Simple

Whether you’re entertaining friends or just trying to feed the family, these venison meatballs are a familiar and delicious way to introduce venison to someone new. Add an extra bit of fun by serving them on mini skewers with a side of creamy dill sauce for dipping.


2 lb ground venison

2 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

2 eggs

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

½ cup melted butter

½ cup heavy cream

2 cups bread crumbs/wheat bran 


For the Dill Sauce

½ cup melted butter

¼ cup flour

1 cup bone broth (half a pack)

2 cups sour cream

1 tablespoon dried dill weed

½ tsp allspice 

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375°.

STEP 2: Lightly drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with olive or avocado oil.

STEP 3: To prepare the Dill Sauce, whisk flour into melted butter until smooth then stir in bone broth. Lastly fold in the sour cream and seasoning. Set aside.

STEP 4: In another large bowl, combine breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, beaten eggs and cream. Allow to soak for 1-2 minutes. Add onions and ground venison, mixing gently by hand to combine. Do not over-work. 

STEP 5: Roll out golf-ball sized meatballs.

STEP 6: Place meatballs on baking sheet. Lightly drizzle melted butter on top of meatballs.

STEP 7: Bake for 15 min, then turn and bake for 15 more or until browned and cooked through. 

STEP 8: To serve, drizzle meatballs with dill sauce. For added fun, add small skewers to each meatball. 

We’d love to see what you create! Share a photo of your venison meatballs with us on Facebook and Instagram @MauiNuiVenison using #MauiNuiVenison so we can admire your skills.

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