"Since my husband is an avid hunter, we have an abundance of venison each winter," relates Teresa Bowen from Choudrant, Louisiana. "I adapted a meat loaf recipe to make these baked burgers, and we haven't eaten plain burgers since!"
"I learned to cook game while my husband was a forestry student," recalls Sheila Reed from Fredericton, New Brunswick. "We lived off the land as much as possible. I still enjoy these savory meatballs in a slightly sweet barbecue sauce. I make a bib batch for an annual pool party and there are never any left."
“While looking for an alternative to pan-frying our venison steak, we decided to give it a little Italian flair,” writes Phil Zipp from Tomahawk, Wisconsin. ”Our idea turned out to be a big hit with our family and friends.”
"The first time I served this dish to my deer-hunting family, everyone thought I had ordered from an Italian restaurant," says Dianna Croskey of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. "My brother-in-law even asked me to make this for his birthday dinner."
Our family has found these meatballs in tangy sauce a great use for moose. I was glad to find a good recipe that incorporates ground moose meat, since we eat a lot of moose steaks and I like to use it differently for a change.
-Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
Dawn Bryant of North Platte, Nebraska writes, "My husband and I do a lot of hunting and eat more wild game that domestic meat. I came up with this recipe for wild rabbit, and the meat cooks up tender and tangy with a fresh light sauce. I like to serve it with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli."