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Deer Meatballs with Thyme and Bacon

Course Healthy Nordic Dinner
Cuisine Nordic
Servings 4
Author Julie Karla


  • 500 gr. (18 oz) ground Venison
  • 100 gr. (3.5 oz) smoked organic bacon ½ inch pieces
  • 2 heaping tbsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Butter


  1. Cut the bacon slices into small pieces and fry a few minutes in a dry pan until lightly browned. Set aside and let it cool completely on a paper towel.
  2. Combine the venison, bacon pieces, thyme, nutmeg, onion, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and mix well. Put butter in frying pan and melt on med-low heat. Shape the mixture into small meatballs and fry until cooked through. Serve with a salad with dried cranberries and pistachios.