1 pound ground lean bison
1/4 cup crumbled crackers (about 6 small squares)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
1 egg white, beaten
3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons chopped Kalamata or black olives
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 2-inch squares bell peppers (assorted colors)
12 8-inch wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
Spicy Orange Barbecue Sauce, recipe follows
Assorted vegetables, basted with flavored olive oil (enough to make up 8 skewers)
In medium bowl, combine bison, cracker crumbs, cilantro, egg white, feta cheese, olives, salt, cinnamon, black pepper and garlic. Mix until well blended. Shape into 8 large meatballs. To prepare a skewer: alternate 4 bell pepper squares and 2 meatballs per skewer. Repeat process making 4 skewers.
To barbecue: Grill over moderate coals (heat). Barbecue bison and vegetable skewers for 5 minutes. Turn, baste bison skewers with spicy barbecue sauce and grill 4-5 minutes longer or until done. Baste vegetable skewers with flavored oil and grill 5-7 minutes longer or until tender. Serve.
Nutrients per serving for skewers: calories 419; protein 34g; carbohydrates 34g; iron 6 mg; dietary fiber 8g; fat 17g; cholesterol 84mg; sodium 998mg.
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon vinegar
In small bowl, mix all ingredients. Use as basting sauce.
Nutrients per serving for sauce: calories 60; protein .52g; carbohydrates 15g; iron .49mg; fat .5g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 30mg.
Preparation time: 20 minutes, Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.