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BBQ Venison Meatballs

Prep Time10 minutes

Total Time1 hour & 30 minutes


Please note: these estimates are based on the intended serving size.

Ingredients (Scaling)

  • fluid ounces rolled oats
  • fluid ounces 1% milk
  • net weight ounces ground venison
  • onion, minced and divided
  • fluid ounces garlic powder
  • fluid ounces ground black pepper, divided
  • fluid ounces smoked paprika
  • fluid ounces ketchup
  • fluid ounces water
  • fluid ounces brown sugar
  • fluid ounces distilled vinegar

BBQ Venison Meatballs


  • Combine oats and milk in a bowl. Allow to soak for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine venison, half of onion, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and smoked paprika in a separate mixing bowl. Combine well. Mix in oats and remaining milk.

  • Shape meat mixture into 12 balls, approximately 1-inch, and place in a shallow baking pan. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350°F.

  • Drain any grease and juices that may have baked out into the pan.

  • Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients in a saucepan and stir well. Bring sauce to a simmer.

  • Pour sauce over meatballs. Bake uncovered for an additional 30 minutes, turning once.