Gluten-free Italian Style Wild Boar Meatballs⁣⁣

Wild boar is a healthier, more sustainable way to eat pig!  If you ever wanted to try wild game, this is a fun way to start!

Yield: About 20 meatballs⁣⁣
Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 25 minutes      Total Time: 40 minutes⁣⁣

2 lbs ground wild boar, or ground meat of choice⁣⁣
1/4 cup flaxseed meal⁣⁣
½ cup + 2 TBSP water⁣⁣
1 TBSP avocado oil (or olive oil)⁣⁣
1/4 of a purple onion⁣⁣
4 garlic cloves⁣⁣
2 tsp ancient sea salt (Redmond Real or Pink Himalayan)⁣⁣
½ tsp black pepper⁣⁣
2 tsp onion powder⁣⁣
2 tsp garlic powder⁣⁣
1 tsp dried basil⁣⁣
2 tsp dried oregano⁣⁣
½ tsp dried parsley⁣⁣
½ tsp dried thyme⁣⁣
1 TBSP coconut flour⁣⁣
Optional: ½ tsp red chili flakes (adds quite a bit of spice!)⁣⁣
   1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.⁣⁣
   2. Prepare your flax eggs:  In a small bowl combine the flaxseed meal and water.    
   Use a fork to combine.  Let sit for about 5 minutes to let “egg” form. 
   Alternatively, you can use 2 eggs.⁣⁣
   3. Heat fry-pan to medium/medium-low.  Add oil.  Finely chop onion and garlic  
   and add the onion to the pan. Cook about 3 mins, then add the garlic and cook
   until the onion is tender, about another 2 mins. Remove from heat.⁣⁣
   4. In a large bowl, mix the meat, onion & garlic, flax eggs, and the rest of the
   ingredients: salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano,  
   parsley, thyme, coconut flour, and optional red chili flakes.  It’s usually helpful to
   use your hands to mix the ingredients.⁣⁣
   5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or use olive oil to grease the pan).
   Use a ¼ measuring cup to measure the mixture and form the meat into balls by
   rolling it between your palms.⁣⁣
   6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160° F.  Cut
   into the center of a meatball to check for doneness.  There may be a slight pink
   in the meatball at 25 minutes.  In that case, put back in the oven for about an
   additional 5 minutes.⁣⁣

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