This spring the Alaska Life team came home from a successful bear hunt with 3 black bears in tow! We had the meat processed at Mat-Valley Meats and I used a package of the Italian sausage to make bear meatballs, served with spaghetti. It was surprisingly delicious!
1 lb Italian sausage bear meat
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup olive oil
1. In a large bowl combine bear meat, bread crumbs, parsley, cheese, pepper & garlic powder.
2. In a separate bowl, beat egg then add to meat. Mix well and shape into 12 meatballs.
3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet fry meatballs in batches. When the meatball is very brown and slightly crisp remove from the heat and drain on a paper towel. Using a meat thermometer make sure the internal temp reads 160 degrees.
4. Add the meatballs to you favorite spaghetti sauce and serve over noodles. Enjoy!