Elk Baked Meatballs 

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 1 lb ground elk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp minced parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce


Preheat your oven to 400ºF and spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix together the ground elk, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, eggs, ketchup, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix until just together, making sure not to overmix.

Form into 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake until browned and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes. Pour the barbecue sauce into a large bowl and toss the meatballs in the sauce. Serve on toothpicks.


You can also serve this as a meal with egg noodles.

Make sure to barely mix the meatball mixture. The more you mix, the tougher the meat becomes.

Perfect Pairing

Serve these Elk Baked Meatballs with Candy Corn Moonshine.