Venison Meatballs Recipe

There is always an abundance of ground venison this time of year. Our ground meat is mainly from the ribs and neck.  I have found it’s ok to use it in any beef recipe. A lot of people look for recipes specifically for venison to get rid of the gamey taste. We don’t have a problem with our meat tasting gamey. My husband guts his deer in the woods, hangs , skins, and quarters them as soon as he gets home. The meat is then packed in ice and worked up over the next week. Just drain the water as your ice melts and replenish with more ice. My uncle gave us meat that he had done at a butcher once. The ground meat was very bloody, and the steaks were bloody and still on the bone. We couldn’t eat either one. It all has to do with how you care for your meat.

I wanted to find a meatball recipe that everyone loves because we like BBQ meatballs along with our Christmas Eve snacks. This one was a hit. We tried it last week with a jar of our homemade BBQ sauce and last night in our spaghetti.  I have to say my son hates spaghetti but discovered he loves spaghetti and meatballs!



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 34 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 teaspoons minced sweet onions(I used 1 tsp onion powder)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 egg


  • In a large bowl beat the egg.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend together with your hands.
  • Roll the mixture into 1 1/2″ balls with your hands and place on non-stick cookie sheet so that they are not touching.
  • Cook in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes at 450 degrees.
  • Turn meatballs over half way through cooking.
  • The meatballs will not be fully cooked at this point.
  • Add to your favorite sauce and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Serve over pasta.

Fast, easy, and very tasty!





Weekly Menu & Household Budget


Lentil Chili with Crackers

-Sloppy Joes and Green Beans

Fajitas and Rice

French Bread Pizzas

Baked Hot Legs and Baked Potatoes

Steak and Baked Beans

Black Bean Burgers and Steamed Carrots

Breakfast Choices

Homemade Granola, Eggs, Toast, or Oatmeal

Lunch Choices

Leftovers, Quesadillas and a salad

$31.04 was spent at Big Lots


BigLots                                                                                                 Quentin’s discount really helps when buying dog and cat food


BigLots                                                                       The cheese balls and cards were for playing rummy tonight. 🙂


$53.99 was spent at Dollar General Market for:


Dollar General Market

This Week’s Menu & Household Budget

Our grocery bill is still staying low. Quentin had a very successful hunting season, and there are still plenty of canned and frozen veggies from last year’s garden. Plus, I think we must just eat cheap. 🙂


Supper Menu

-Spaghetti, Baked Potatoes, Carrots, Peas

-BBQ Venison, Roasted Potatoes

-Teriyaki Steak, Peppers, Onions, Broccoli, Carrots

-Chili Beans

-Pot Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions

-Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn-on-the-Cob

-Venison Stew


Breakfast Choices

Eggs, Oatmeal, Toast & Jam, Frosted Flakes


Lunch Choices

Leftovers, PB&J Sandwich, Grilled Cheese, Apples, Bananas

What was spent this week.


$51-Dollar General Market

$36-Tractor Supply(Chicken & Goat Feed and bedding for coop)

Simple Saturdays Joey

This Week’s Menu & Household Budget

It’s been a while since I did a menu post. Our freezer is full of deer and vegetables from this years garden. We also have plenty of canned items from the garden as well.

This weeks breakfast choices are eggs, toast, cereal, or oatmeal.

This weeks lunch choices will be leftovers, sandwiches(grilled cheese or peanut butter), baked sweet potatoes,and fruit(apples or bananas).

Snacks will be popcorn and baked yummies. 🙂


Fri.(today)- Sausage, Biscuits, & Gravy

Sat.- Chili Beans & Crackers

Sun.-Steak, Baked Potatoes, & Green Beans

Mon.- Venison Stew & Crackers

Tues.-Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, & Green Peppers

Wed.- Philly Cheesesteak & Corn-on-the-Cob

Thurs.-Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Baked Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Relish Tray, Pumpkin Pies

$97.64 was spent at Dollar General Market & $25 was put into savings. I have $22.33 left that will go into savings also.

For $97.64 at Dollar General Market I purchased:


10lbs potatoes

6lbs sweet potatoes

2 lbs carrots

3 lbs bananas

5lbs apples

Dairy/Meats/Cold Items

14lb Turkey

1 lb Sausage

1 lb Butter




Pepper Jack Cheese Slices

American Cheese

1 Gallon Milk

1 dozen eggs

Canned Items

2 large cans of baked beans

2 cans kidney beans

Cranberry Sauce

5 Cans Tuna

2 cans pumpkin


3 Hot Wheels Cars(buy 1 get 2 free for boys next door for Christmas)

Turkey Roasting Pan

Water Globe

Saltine Crackers

2 liter root beer

2 liter sundrop

Country Gravy Mix Packet

McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix

McCormick Beef Stew Mix

2 liter sunkist

small bottle of coke & sprite for the car

raspberry filled donuts for the car

butterscotch pudding

5 lbs all purpose flour

ripple potato chips

2 loaves of bread

Non-Food/ Toiletries

Dish Liquid

Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream

Bar Soap


Facial Soap Bar

Toilet Paper

I think making a menu can really help save money, and saving money is so much fun!