Antelope Meatballs

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March 9 is National Meatball Day!

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Hunting is a part of my family's life and life in Wyoming. We keep a freezer full of game meat to feed us all year long. My husband and son love antelope, I could take it or leave it. It is a little strong for my liking so I'm always looking for ways to fix it so I can enjoy dinner too.

This was sort of an accidental success. We thawed antelope burger for dinner and had a package of thawed pork sausage that didn't get eaten over the weekend. I looked at several meatball recipes for basic ideas and added my own style. Smoking it on the outdoor grill was key, antelope meatballs that I even loved.

We serve these on pasta with spaghetti sauce but they taste awesome on their own, in a meatball sub, and would even be great in a meatball slider. Try smoking them in advance of a camping trip and finish them off on the campfire.

In years past I used my hand to mix meatloaf, meatballs, ect. This time I used my Pampered Chef Mix 'n Chop... and I'm never going back! it did a through job combining the ingredients and I didn't get my hands icky.

Antelope Meatballs

This is a super easy and tasty recipe! The addition of pork tames the flavor of the antelope.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Smoke Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Antelope, Dinner, Wild Game
Servings: 16 Meatballs
Author: TetonTrekker


  • Treager Smoker
  • Manual Food Processor
  • Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater
  • Large bowl
  • Garlic press
  • Mix 'n Chop
  • Large Scoop (1.5 oz)
  • RockCrok Grill stone



  • 1 LB Ground Antelope
  • 1 LB Pork Sausage


  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly Grated


  • 3 Cloves Garlic Pressed
  • 1 Medium Onion OR - 1 TBSP Onion Powder

Baking and Spices

  • TBSP Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning Mix Item Number: 9719
  • 2 TSP Ground Pepper
  • TSP Sea Salt
  • 1 TBSP Dried Parsley Flakes Or ¼ cup fresh chopped


  • Cup Italian Bread Crumbs Or plain bread crumbs and increase the Italian herbs by ½ TBSP


  • 2 TSP Worcestershire Sauce


  • Chop the onion in the Manual Food Processor into small pieces.
  • Grate the Parmesan Cheese
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, using a garlic press to press garlic directly into the bowl.
  • Mix well with the Mix 'N Chop.
  • Scoop into 2" meatballs onto the RockCrok Grill Stone.
  • Bring the Treager to smoing temurature, 160º, and smoke for 20 minutes.
  • Turn treager up to 350° and cook until done through, about 20 minutes. Do not overcook, the meatballs will contunue to cook on the hot stone after you take them off the grill.


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Italian Seasoning Mix
Item Number: 9719
Mix 'N Chop Item Number: 2583
Garlic Press
Item Number: 2576

Large Scoop
Item Number: 1790
Manual Food Processor
Item Number: 2593
Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater
Item Number: 1105
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Item Number: 1735
Rockcrok® Grill Stone
Item Number: 3150
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