Duck Meatballs

Duck meatballs

These versatile make-ahead meatballs combine ground duck and duck bacon for delicious flavor. Pair with a variety of sauces for any occasion.


Created by Chef Beth Murphy

Ingredients

  • 1

    1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 2

    1/3 cup Onion, very finely chopped

  • 3

    1 Tbsp. Garlic, very finely chopped

  • 4

    3/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs

  • 5

    1 large Egg, lightly beaten

  • 7

    1/4 cup Maple Leaf Farms Duck Bacon, finely minced

  • 8

    2 tsp. dried Italian Seasonings

  • 9

    1/4 tsp. Ground Chipotle (adjust to taste)

  • 10

    1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (adjust to taste)

  • 11

    1/4 tsp. Black Pepper (adjust to taste)

  • 12

    1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt

  • 13

    1/4 cup shredded Cheese Blend

Directions

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • 2

    In large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring until translucent, about 5 minutes; remove from heat and let cool.

  • 3

    In large bowl, add onion and garlic mixture, then add panko, egg, ground duck, duck bacon, Italian seasonings, ground chipotle, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Mix by hand until almost combined.

  • 4

    Add cheese. Gently mix until ingredients are incorporated. Do not overmix. Mixture will be slightly loose.

  • 5

    Transfer mixture to refrigerator and let chill for 30 minutes.

  • 6

    Remove meatball mixture from refrigerator and form into 1 1/2- to 2-inch balls. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in oven for 15 minutes or until done.

Serving

  • 1

    Meatballs can be used in any application or paired with a variety of sauces.

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Prep Time: 40 min; 30 min inactive
Cook Time: 20 min
Ready Time: 1 Hour
Servings: 40 meatballs